Daddy Film School #9: Rear Window

We've become a race of peeping toms. What people oughta do is get outside their own house and look in for a change.Stella The Hitchcock name, the legend of the Psycho House, and "that guy from the George Bailey thing" drove the kids' interest in this 1954 classic. I worried it was too "talky" for... Continue Reading →

Come Spend a Long Weekend with your writing

Join me at the best writing workshop in the nation!!! Murphy Writing of Stockton University presents its annual Winter Prose + Poetry Getaway. January 17 - 20th, Seaview Hotel, Galloway, NJ I will be teaching the Creative Writing Sampler with Mimi Schwartz and Laura McCullough. Special Guests: Pulitzer Prize Winner Yusef Komunyakaa and Guggenheim Fellow... Continue Reading →


August 23, 2019: Featured Poet at Poetry Alive & Aloud @ Big Marble Bookstore, 551 Carpenter Lane, Mt. Airy Village, Philadelphia, PA, 7pm hosted by Mike Cohen and sponsored by Mad Poet’s Society LOCATION CHANGE Mt Airy Nexus, 520 Carpenter Lane, Philadelphia. Sponsored by:

Movie Sex by Joe Costal

This poem originally appeared in the 2018 Featured Poets Anthology from Moonstone Arts. Buy a copy here. It also includes work by Toni Libro and Joel Dias Porter. I’ve only had movie sex once.   The kind I watched on TV as a kid.   Seamless Cinemax sex.   Posed limbs, sweating breaths and whispers.      Our bodies moved in sweeping motions.   ... Continue Reading →

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