May 23, 2022

Rp Verlaine



A Present Tense (2019-05-13) poem unrhymed

Rp Verlaine has a MFA in creative writing from City College and taught in NY schools for many years. Although he no longer teaches, he continues to write and do photography in NYC. Rp's most recent poetry collection, Femme Fatales Movie Starlets & Rockers was released in 2018.

Another Soulless Dance (2019-06-10) poem unrhymed

"...the music's dead pulse mirrors our smiles..."

Getting to There (2019-07-08) poem unrhymed

"...the choreographed cornered escape..."

Exercise (2019-08-05) poem unrhymed

"Every mistake kissing her meant..."

Betting Slips (2019-09-02) poem unrhymed

"...To you I'm a gamble/gambler who warms the dice..."

Recluse (2019-12-09) poem unrhymed

"...all compliments are traps, rot of the mind..."

Tublular (2020-01-06) poem unrhymed

"...I can't leave you or stay here..."

Flux of cycles on hold (2020-02-03) poem unrhymed

"...handcuffed to our sins..."

Insomnia (2020-03-09) poem unrhymed

" eye on the clock to watch numbers change..."

The Art Class (2021-03-08) poem unrhymed

"'s not just her makeup that's flawless..."

Cruise Ship Entertainment (2021-03-29) poem unrhymed

"...I dream of her spinning while I throw kisses..."

Another Shooting in America (2021-04-26) poem unrhymed

"...Second degree felony instead of terminal stupidity..."

For Sharon (2021-05-31) poem unrhymed

"She just is all that magnificent..."

Wounds Will Be Left (2021-06-28) poem unrhymed

"...trying to remember her..."

The Moving Target Stumbles (2021-08-02) poem unrhymed

"...I've more questions, little evidence or clues..."

Last Train Out (2021-08-30) poem unrhymed

" she whispering goodbye..."

All the World & Cassie (2021-09-27) poem unrhymed

"...all I took for granted and lost without honor..."

This Circus Act (2021-10-25) poem unrhymed

"...Just another thing to repair with whiskey..."

Vision (2021-11-22) poem unrhymed

"...Her dialogues are puzzles of ennui and violation...

A Year on Hold (2020) (2022-02-21) poem unrhymed

"...Irony of closed bars and finding myself drinking far more..."

Updates (2022-03-28) poem unrhymed

"...In any obsession tortured doubt crawls past reason..."

Pain Reduction (2022-04-25) poem unrhymed

"...It's a day already half over with..."

Footprints (2022-05-23) poem unrhymed

"...while men whistle their sad desperation in wounded catcalls..."

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Rp Verlaine
Rp Verlaine

Rp Verlaine lives and writes in New York City.

He has an MFA in creative writing from City College. He taught in New York Public schools for many years. Retired from teaching, he continues to write and do photography in New York. He had a volume of poetry - Damaged by Dames & Drinking published in 2017 and another - Femme Fatales Movie Starlets & Rockers in 2018. A set of three e books began with the publication of Lies From The Autobiography vol1 in November of 2018. Vol 2 was published in 2019 and a third Volume in 2020.

His poetry has appeared in Atlas Poetica, The Linnet's Wings, Chrysanthemum Literary Anthology,Last Stanza Poetry Journal, The Local Train, Proletaria, Haikuniverse, Scry of Lust 2 anthology, Rudderless Mariner, Humankind Journal, The Wild Word, Under The Basho, Plum Tree Tavern, Fresh Out Magazine, Scissortail Quarterly, Prune Juice, Incense Dreams, Best Poetry, Blazevox, Piker Press, Poems' bout Love & Hate anthology. Stardust Haiku, Heart of Flesh.

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