Tag Archives: Howie Good

MY AUTHOR PHOTO by Howie Good

Like a lace-
bordered

handkerchief
used to mop

up fires,
a gold

Ecuadorian
doubloon

the sun
has begun

to melt,
a look that says,

If anyone
finds a key

to a Volkswagen,
please

let me know.

HOWIE GOOD is the author of a full-length poetry collection, Lovesick, and 21 print and digital poetry chapbooks, including most recently, Hello, Darkness, available from Deadly Chaps.

THE UNSPOKEN THOUGHT IS THE LOUDEST by Howie Good

Say something she says
Her heart twists as she waits
the Atlantic on one side
and the Gulf on the other
and paste-on numbers
on their apartment door
Laid end to end
the drowned would circle
the globe twice but like birds
with unfamiliar markings
words cannot

HOWIE GOOD, a journalism professor at the State University of New York at New Paltz, is the author of 16 print and digital poetry chapbooks and the full-length collection of poetry, Lovesick (2009). His second full-length collection, Heart With a Dirty Windshield, will be published by BeWrite Books.

DOO WA DITTY (A LOVE SONG) by Howie Good

We’re the hidden driveway
mentioned by the hidden driveway sign

black and purple petunias
like children used to be

before the Internet
when ships were named for virtues

and streets for North American trees
your heart was a church van

that stopped at railroad crossings
mine was a fallacious theory

and then during the night
I looked up like the unclaimed body

in the movie through super thin eyelids
and saw you secretly shining

and said wait to someone wait
which one is the morning star

HOWIE GOOD, a journalism professor at the State University of New York at New Paltz, is the author of 11 poetry chapbooks, including Still Life with Firearms (2009) from Right Hand Pointing, Visiting the Dead (2009) from Flutter Press, and My Heart Draws a Rough Map (2009) from The Blue Hour Press. He has been nominated three times for a Pushcart Prize and four times for the Best of the Net anthology. His first full-length book of poetry, Lovesick, was released in 2009 by Press Americana.