A Very Long Process

I got the idea for Misheard Lyrics: What if everything you heard was wrong? in my bedroom when I was 12. I wasn't buying what the nuns were telling me about Jesus and many of the Bible stories seemed like tall tales to me. My original idea was to write the true story of Jesus. Over the years, … Continue reading

And the Winner is . . .

Back in 1978, I created and published a poetry magazine called Plainspeak. It was devoted to clear, impactful, no-frills poetry, and its motto was "Poetry to the People." I dug out from the inaugural issue my first column about song lyrics and thought you'd enjoy. Song lyrics are a kind of … Continue reading