Groups or collections of poems that fit or don’t fit the various categories concocted for this web site, or that are cross-referenced with other categories.
All About My Mother–poems and other writings about my mother, of blessed memory, who passed away at the age of 94 December 23, 2012.
Breakups and Makeups–poems on a favorite though painful subject.
David Stoller–Eulogies & Correspondence related to a long-departed, dear friend of mine.
Eleven Love Poems–connected to one person.
Flamencos and Aficionados–poems about flamenco and flamenco artists.
Hiroshige’s 36 Views of Mt Fuji–haiku inspired by a series of woodblock prints by Ando Hiroshige (1797-1858), one of the most famous of the Japanese print masters.
Hokusai: Forty-Six Views of Mt Fuji–haiku inspired by the work of Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849), the most famous of Japanese artists working in any medium.
In the Pornography of Black-a long poem, composed in the 1960s and having nothing to do with pornography, that somehow expresses my observations on the mentality/zeitgeist of the period, specifically the music, since I played in a band at the time.
Jane Elderberry and the Poetics of Piracy–an essay dedicated to the late poet John Ashbery, published originally or not so originally in The Modularist Review Number 3, 1977-1980, a publication founded by my deceased friend R.C. Morse and edited by him, by my other deceased friend David Stoller, by several other people, and by yours truly.
NYC Miscellany–written in New York.
Odds and Ends–as they are completed.
Old Poems Anew–older poems brought to light.
Poems Inspired by Chinese Texts–just that.
A Random Walk Through the Heart of the How–a group of poems somehow connected.
Seasons of Love and Loss–a collection of poems somehow more connected.
Six Love Poems–with a rest on the seventh day.
Temescal (Early Poems)–written mostly 1968 to 1974 (and a few in 1975), when I moved to New York. A number of the poems in other categories also were written during this period–for example, the translations from the French and some of the sound, prose, and visual poems.