Sacramento Poetry Center

Posted by rhoff1949 on June 22, 2020 in Featured

A wonderful reading this evening with Charles Coe at the Sacramento Poetry Center, hosted by Indigo Moore.

Two Readings

Posted by rhoff1949 on June 11, 2020 in Featured

I was asked to read THESE TWO POEMS from Liberation – New Works on Freedom from Internationally Renowned Poets for the Terezin Music Foundation.

In honor of America: 1776 – 2020

AN ABECEDARIUM OF COWARDICE — for the Republican senators of the 116th Congress of The United States A is for Acquiesce: In each instance, you chose to call your willingness to give in to a tyrant’s wishes a tactical retreat, even though you had no further tactics in mind. B is for Back down. You […]

A Fable

I’ve made a few minor edits on this one, posted a while back, and thought it apt:   THE END OF TIME: A SHORT PLAY Scene 1: (Idyllic setting: a family is picnicking on the grass.) ENTER Chicken Little (running): The sky is falling! The sky is falling! (Confusion. Alarm.) EXEUNT ALL   Scene 2: […]

Jamming with great novelists, Chapter 1

Great time last night playing music with friend and colleague Steve Yarbrough. Here’s our cover of “Blue Car” by Greg Brown.

A Dispatch from Prague

Posted by rhoff1949 on July 17, 2018 in Featured

At the intersection of poetry and music (and architecture), the hair goes up on the back of my neck: 

I have seen the light

I have seen the light

Posted by rhoff1949 on March 1, 2018 in Featured

I’m a law-abiding American patriot, a sportsman, and a firm believer in the 2nd amendment, but I’m turning in my M24 Chaffee tank.