Richard Maxson kept journals, wrote essays, and penned a couple of one-act plays, but never poetry.
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When Rick Maxson heard his wife singing, in a rare moment of freedom from pain, it needed a poem to hold his wonder. It needed a rondeau.
As we enter the new year, Every Day Poems editor Richard Maxson considers how we have persisted in a difficult year, and how we continue, if we want it.
Richard Maxson reflects on the miracles of our pandemic days, the occurrences that don’t just happen but are a result of hope, faith and effort.
Richard Maxson concludes his reflection on growing up and finding the confidence to live as himself, this time in the engine of a white ’64 GTO.
Richard Maxson understands the respite an introvert finds in the space of his own head in this tender piece about coming of age on an exotic international journey.
Richard Maxson continues his boyhood farming tale, reflecting on the harvest of transcendent memories cultivated in an alfalfa field.
In this final installment of his Waterfall of Sweet Dreams Memoir series, Richard Maxson leaves Hollywood to pursue new dreams imparted by an English professor.
The disenchantment of the acting life sends Richard Maxson toward the greater question of what will really bring him happiness.
Richard Maxson struggled to embrace his Hollywood dream of becoming an actor until he befriended a stray cat he named Bummer.
That is exactly how he thought of acting—as just another job. One day Richard Maxson looked up the number of Columbia Pictures Studios and made the call.
A young Richard Maxson takes off in the Jingle Jangle Morning of Bob Dylan’s “Tambourine Man” on a cross country road trip and into his own Tomorrowland.
In our latest Memoir Notebook, Richard Maxson remembers his beloved German Shepherd Molly, in a tale of love, loss, and a band of thieves.
What do you do with the poem you cannot write? You follow it. Even if it never leaves the four square walls of your office cubicle. Join Richard Maxson for Poetry at Work.
Join author Callie Feyen for a poetry prompt as she considers the many ways (some mathematical) to say, “I love you.”
Whether you’re teaching or learning, you’ll love being able to hear the poets read from ‘How to Write a Form Poem.’ Plus, see their regional items!
Give your soul a 5-minute refresh with this invitation to breathe deeply and meditate on a life-giving line of poetry.
Before summer ends, step outside for a little stoop sitting. Author Callie Feyen offers a poetry prompt about the place we call home.
The 17-year cicada will emerge this summer. What else is emerging in the world? Join author Callie Feyen as she considers how to write poems of emergence.
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