Dave Newman

The Poetry Place

I wanted to tell you I’m writing in form.
It’s what poets do, they announce forms
in case you don’t notice them
which is to say you didn’t praise
the poet enough for writing in form.
This is a line about yay long.
This line is a little longer than that line.

Welcome to fuckville.


Dave Newman is the author of five books, most recently Please Don’t Shoot Anyone Tonight (Broken River Books, 2017) and The Poem Factory (White Gorilla, 2015). He lives in Trafford, PA, the last town in the Electric Valley, with his wife, the writer Lori Jakiela, and their two children.