Lullabies

From The Wallace Variations a sort of poetry fan fiction that expands & explores the life & work of Stevens’, imaginatively, so as i might speak with him, ultimately. Lullabies Wallace phoned in the early hours of a sultry August night that soaked the William Morris wall-paper to make summer noises down the telephone an…

Return to Vesuvius

i wrote, roughly a year ago with the annex of a hop skip & a jump tagged on it, a short collection of poems with Wallace Stevens as the central character. he sometimes speaks with me, he speaks with his characters & we sometimes discover things about him no biography could possibly know. it is not…

두: an atmosphere of Kim Chi-ha

this is the iind in the series of haibun that i promised. Kim Chi-ha makes an appearance, the rebel poet who tousled with the constraints of his generation, constraints applied by a corrupt, military dictatorship led by the strong man Park Chung-hee between the 60’s & late 70’s. he was the father of the current…

My Q&A with Robert Okaji part ii

i would like first to thank everyone who read the first part & an especial thanks to those who followed me & commented; there were some fine comments & i hope i replied satisfactorily. my deepest gratitude is reserved for Robert who emailed me with spacing issues & worked tirelessly to fix them through a…

Q&A with Robert Okaji

just a brief post. some people have told me the link doesn’t work that transfers you to the Q&A, so i think this should do it: the link. browse Robert’s poems while you are there, you shan’t regret it. thanks for your attentions daniel

a Q&A with Robert Okaji about my poetry

i am over the moon to announce that Pushcart nominee, Robert Okaji, is starting (with our fingers crossed) a monthly slot on his blog, in which, he asks a poet he finds interesting a few questions on their every day & poetry & also publishes a handful of their poems; i am the first such…

video up at FourTiesLitReview

my video, in which, i explain the origin of the thematic, cultural & stylistic elements of my poem fishermen, is up for viewing at FourTiesLitReview. thanks again to all the lads & ladies who work on the journal. furthermore, please give the lads & ladies at FourTiesLitReview a like & if you are amiable, give…

IInd publication of the year

i am very pleased to announce my IInd publication of the year, a poem called edgeland, which has been published at Abegail Morley’s The Poetry Shed. A  blog heaving with quality poets i am proud to be published alongside, in this, my publication infancy. Abegail herself is a distinguished poet with countless publications & awards…

ask & you shall receive

i never thought i’d do this: i suppose i always assumed it wasn’t the done thing, that unspoken act that makes people wince within, but is essentially harmless, maybe even sensible; perhaps i am entirely incorrect & have not made an accurate judgement about people, very probable- i dearly hope i have been wrong. i…

about daniel paul marshall

i still haven’t wrote one of these things as i find them very difficult to write; so i shall pare this back like the peeling of an onion to its naked core. i don’t write for a living but i take it very serious. the act of writing & the progression to a completed poem,…