Monday, June 11, 2018

A Poem is Not a Teddy Bear

I have to say how much I enjoyed reading Tony Hoagland's poem, "The Change," and then reading his response to the poet who said his poem was racist. But then another poet took one line of his response and made it into a poem (last link).

Whether you agree Hoagland was racist or not, all four pieces are, in my opinion, great reading.

After reading "The Change,"at the bottom of the page, click on "Listen to Claudia Rankine's response."
"The Change" and Claudia Rankine's response

Hoagland's Response to Claudia Rankine

"A Poem is Not a Teddy Bear" to and for Tony Hoagland by Clint Margrave




Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Many thanks to JL Kato and the Indiana Writers Center for publishing two of my poems in Flying Island.

Two Poems by D.C. Buschmann

To-Do List

Entries hang 
like apples
with due insouciance
until becoming
the raison d'ĂȘtre
picked off
just before putrid.


Giving Birth to a Dancing Star

After the view 
000000on the
000000000mountain
0000000000000000top
000000000000after the tempest
000000in the abyss
comes 
 000000acalm
000000000000from the pounding rain
teaching us to love
000000for love’s 
00000000000000sake
000000000000000000and
000000to let go
000000000000of the
00000000000000000umbrella.

D. C. Buschmann

"I tell you: One must have chaos in one, to give birth to a dancing star."
—Nietzsche, Thus Spoke Zarathustra

D.C. Buschmann is routinely ordered about by two miniature schnauzers, Cupcake and Coco, and is a freelance editor in Carmel, Indiana. She has been published in numerous anthologies in the US, the UK, Australia, and India, including Rat’s Ass Review and Lamar University’s Wise Ass Anthology. In 2016, she was a finalist both in the Alex Albright Creative Nonfiction contest and in the Pride in Poetry contest by NavWorks Press. 

Monday, April 23, 2018

Photographer: Joe Connelly

Click on the photo and it will enlarge; you will see how beautiful it is!