Dennis Herrell has been writing poetry for forty years during his adult life as teacher, outside sales person, and, lately, antique dealer. He is like every poet in the world – always in training, and painfully aware of it. Enter his world to read some poems he has had published.
I have been writing poetry for forty years during my adult life as teacher,
outside sales person, and, lately, antique dealer. Got hooked in college,
when my mind finally started working, and made the big commitment.
I am like every poet in the world - always in training, and painfully aware of it.
I write both serious and humorous poems about my life in this civilized society.
(Poking fun at myself is almost a full-time job.) I especially like to look at the
small things that make us (me) so individual and vulnerable. Life is made up of
more small things than big. We are born, reproduce, and die. Fill in the spaces
with good food, good friends, and good humor. Hopefully when I die, it will be
with a new good poem in my hand.
For me, poetry has been an interesting, challenging, always rewarding relationship.
Fortunately, I have found other ways to make a living.
Recent credits: Abbey, Atlanta Review, Aura, Aurorean, Blue Unicorn, Bogg, Boston Poetry Magazine, Christian Science Monitor, Confrontation, Connecticut River Review, GSU(now Five Points), Pearl, Pennine Ink, Poem, Poet Lore, and others.