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MICHAEL HOGAN was born in Newport, Rhode Island in 1943. He is the author of twenty-two books including novels, histories, social and political essays, short story collections and poetry. His work has received two Pushcart Prizes, an NEA Creative Writing Fellowship, a PEN Award, the Benjamin Franklin Award and the gold medal of the Mexican Geograph ...

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In memoriam Francis X. Hogan (1913-1974)

On Sunday mornings in March my father
would take a homemade kite broad as his back

Poem On My 70th Birthday

After a night of rain
eucalyptus hangs heavy and redolent with damp breath.
Ground fog clings to unmown grasses in the park
where the dog bounds like a joyful shadow.

April In Mexico

It is the time of the jacaranda
when streets are violet carpets
and venders call "Hay elotes! " in the early evening.
No reason to think this could not last forever

Ernest Hemingway,1961

When the sun comes early
through eastern windows
and a single horsefly buzzsaws the air
it is then I rise from bed

Newport, The Fifties

I was raised in the decade of the death of the elms
with the sight of Sputnik twinkling in the night sky
where one could walk the last of the driftwood beaches
and see weathered cottages beyond the dunes.

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Michael Hogan 24 May 2017

Thanks, Debra Jean. Great to see you here!

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Michael Hogan 24 May 2017

Thanks, Debra Jean! Great to see you here.

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Debrajean Sullivan 11 September 2016

Great to find this link on Michael Hogan via his Facebook page.

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