The Mad Poet’s Ambush

It has taken me a while to bring you this tale in the life and poetry of the Good Poet Abender, who was, as we have seen, not a very good poet at all. This one required a bit of research – I had to get hold of an old newspaper or two and a…

The Mad Poet’s Name

Like the three devils who sat in a tree gabbling at William Blake, the idea of the mad poet seems nearly archetypal, speaking from somewhere deep in the human imagination of semi-divine inspiration. The question of why a poet so unfortunate as Abender published under the fortunate name ‘The Good Poet Abender’ is an interesting…