The double dactyl is aptly described on the jacket of this new anthology as “a devilish amalgam of rhyme, meter, name-dropping and pure nonsense,” but editors Daniel Groves and Greg Williamson have somehow persuaded the likes of X. J. Kennedy, J. D. McClatchy, Kim Bridgford, Caki Wilkinson, Andrew Hudgins and Charles Martin to contribute their efforts to this new anthology, conceived as a follow-up to the original Jiggery-Pokery anthology compiled by the inventors of the form, Anthony Hecht and John Hollander. Also included are three of my own poems, along with several by my good friend A. M. Juster.
I’ve just published a commentary in verse at The Hipster Conservative. I advise you to read the piece immediately, because, like most things political, it will retain its relevance only briefly. Literature is “news that stays news.” My rhyming remarks about the GOP convention are destined to be yesterday’s news as soon as tomorrow. Read them today!
Hey everybody, look at me! (Look mom, no hands!) I’m “poet of the week” the first week of the year!