Aide Memoire

Aide Memoire

A poem from my latest collection Mouthbrooders, published by Homebound Publications. Visit the store to order and support National Poetry Month, Independent Publishers, and writers who want to share their words.

The Power of Poetry

Celebrate National Poetry Month with the West End Poetry Society, recorded April 15 and featuring Sonya Huber, Amy Nawrocki, Joan Seliger Sidney, Elizabeth Thomas and Faith Vicinanza. The reading was also a fundraiser for the St. Francis Hospital Mandell Center for Multiple Sclerosis. West End Poetry Festival    


Our class activity today  in my Contemporary Poetry class was to create a blackout poem. I used Howard Nemerov’s poem “On Being Asked for a Peace Poem” (1973) from The 20th Century in Poetry. Happy National Poetry Month.

National Poetry Month

April is the month long celebration of poetry. Join me and other poets at these events: Sunday, April 10, 1 p.m. at the Artists’ Cooperative Gallery, 7 Canal Street, Westerly, Rhode Island Friday, April 15, 7 p.m. at Byrd’s Books, 126 Greenwood Avenue, Bethel, Connecticut Saturday, April 23, 2 p.m. at the Minor Memorial Library, […]

Poem in your pocket

For the last day of National Poetry Month, pick up a poem and put it in your pocket, then share it. It’s not a bad idea to do this every day. A poem a day keeps the doctor away. Here are two poems I kept in my pocket for years. since feeling is first By […]

What Jodie Taught Me about Tattoos

My poem, “What Jodie Taught Me about Tattoos” is featured on Homebound Publication’s website, promoting the release of Reconnaissance and celebrating National Poetry Month. Jodie had a beautiful spirit, and though she had gone through a lot in her life, she made laugh and smile, and made an otherwise uncomfortable freshman year of college tolerable. […]

National Poetry Month

Head over to Homebound Publications for all you need for National Poetry Month, and get ready for Poem in Your Pocket Day. Here’s a selection from Reconnaissance and my little son, Django, who inspired the poem: Look for Reconnaissance in paperback and ebook, on Amazon, Kindle, and Nook or ask for it in your local indie bookstore. […]

Preview–Lord Byron

To get a jump start on National Poetry Month in April, and to celebrate the upcoming release of Reconnaissance, check out After Making Love to Lord Byron on the Morning of My Thirty-seventh Birthday He left me once the broken blue of dawn came through the window, . . . * * * Click here […]

Guided Tour: Featured Preview from Homebound Publications

Guided Tour | A Poem from Reconnasissance We’re gearing up for April—National Poetry Month—here is a preview from Reconnaissance by Amy Nawrocki. In her latest collection, Amy plays voyeur and thief, surveying canvases and investigating bookshelves, searching for creativity’s origins and exploring the nature of inspiration. The poems in Reconnaissance uncover muses between the frayed […]