New and Selected Poems: 1957 - 2011 is culled from Robert Sward’s newest and best works, including both previously unpublished poems and selections from his 20+ books of poetry. It is the definitive … [Read More...]
About Robert Sward
I began writing poetry in Chicago at age 15, when I was named corresponding secretary for a gang of young punks and hoodlums called the Semcoes. A Social Athletic Club, we met at various locations two Thursdays a month. My job was to write postcards to inform my brother thugs–who carried switchblade knives and stole cars for fun and profit–as to when, where and why we were meeting.
Photo of Leonard Cohen by Robert Sward Photo and interview with Leonard Cohen by Robert Sward This interview took place in Montreal, Quebec - 1984. INT: Your latest album is called " Various … [Read More...]
Love Has Made Grief AbsurdA tragi-comedy, a monologue in the voice of a SF Bay Area artist as she struggles with the gradual loss of her faculties and, indeed, the loss of “herself” as she continues to live her life and create art. Purchasable Soon
Her third eye is strawberry jam
has a little iris in it
and the milk
has gone down
the wrong way.
I’ve just had breakfast
with the smallest person in the world.