The Then & Now

The Then & Now!

Then: the way I wrote it in 2015

The Nakedness of Arrogance

seems there are gods and lords
ruling parts of this world
as the wide gap between
rich and poor widens more
as rifts between classes
rupture open loudly
we stand gazing
with mouths agape
astonished at the stark,
pompous gait of their
brash nakedness

Now: the way I would write it now:

The Nakedness of Arrogance

seems gods, lords
rule large parts this world.
wide gaps rich and poor
widens, rifts classes,
ruptures loudly. we gaze,
mouths agape at stark
pompous gaits and much
brash nakedness

My Feature at FUMFA Poets & Writers Alive

For all who were not able to attend my feature at this past Sunday’s FUMFA Poet’s & Writers Alive, the entire event is on YouTube. The link is below. I was first poet to read. All material I read was from my newly published book: “Poets Should Not Write About Politics”

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At 5:30pm -Don’t Touch That Dial

At 5:30pm -Don’t Touch That Dial & Don’t Run For that Ferry Just Yet!!!

I will be reading with NeuroNautic Institute Press and am honored to share The White Horse Stage with 5 amazing poets:

Matthew Hupert
Meghan Grupposo Hupert
Puma Perl
Robert Gibbons
Karen Hildebrand

this Saturday, at 5:30pm at the New York City Poetry Festival on Governor’s Island at The White Horse Stage!!!

Stop by & check us out!

TONIGHT!!!

TONIGHT!!!

I am thrilled to be featured poet at great weather for MEDIA’s Wednesday 10 Minute Reading Series

When: Wednesday, July 21st, 7:30pm to 7:40pm – New York time

Admission: Free
21+

Where: Online – either Facebook Live at:
https://www.facebook.com/great.weather/

Or ZOOM – you must preregister at:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/jerry-t-johnson-ten-minute-live-reading-registration-162551336423?ref=eios