Those Other Po-Mo Poets I am sorry for poets who are guided by instinct alone; I consider them incomplete. —Baudelaire. They are a species most mysterious And are part of the avant-garde. They are serious about being serious: Humorless—Heavy—Hard! Narrative is a no-no And rhymes will cause a fit. A limerick is considered loco And sonnets sacks of shit. But now that “experimental” Has become the standard norm, Isn’t it more subversive To be a poet who writes in form?
Among other things, Daniel has been the lead singer/lyricist for the Indie rock band Mining for Rain and a poetry book reviewer for NewPages.com. His poems have appeared widely in journals and magazines, both online and in print, in Australia, the UK, and the U.S. including: The Australia Times, Colorado Life Magazine, The Galway Review, Plough Quarterly, and Think Journal. He is the author of six poetry collections including The Trickster: Poems for Very Clever Children & Silly Adults, which won a First Place Purple Dragonfly Book Award in 2020 for excellence in Children’s Literature.