Michael Milburn

Writing

Below are links and PDFs for published poems and essays.  Click on “Follow” in the lower right corner of the page and type in your e-mail address if you would like to be notified when new work is added.

NEW POEMS

Ten Poems

Two Poems

Pose

Venom

Strong Silent

The Couple That Doesn’t Invite us Anymore

 

NEW ESSAYS (Links & PDFs)

By the Book

Say Anything

Teaching to Read, Reading to Teach

In and Out

 

OLDER ESSAYS (Links & PDFs)

On Quality

Just Looking

On the Verge

Not What I Say

Me Again

This Believer

Fraught

Springtime In the Land of Mothballs

Making It New

Head Case

Home Grown

The Trick is Played

Tenants of the House

Hot Glass

Jack’s Room

The Second Education

Likeness

An Education Worth Having

And in the End

A View to Instruct (published as Great Writers and Bad Teaching)

Friends Like These

On Personality

On Intelligence

By Heart

Seen Sideways

What Fun

Digging

Showing Up

Enough

Thoughts on Life Span

U Shall Not Stop Listenin to Dis Poem

By Fact Alone

Bright Days (published as “My Brother, the Writer)

The Sunlight of a Suggestion

My Memoir

Anniversary Report

Inverted Worlds

Represent

My Back Pages

Recommended Reading (published as “Neither a Borrower”)

On Humility

On Deadline for the Times

The Struggling Poet

Death Wish

 

POEMS (Links & PDFs)

Seamus Heaney at Harvard

Door to Door

Nocturnal

Praise

Indelible

Drop-Off

Family Dinners

Class Act

Because He’s Fourteen I Tell Him

Absent Father

Casual

I Love You

Likeness

Afterlife

Ritalin

In Class

Blessed

Five Poems

Be Seated

Bully

Empty Nest

Swans

The Carolines of This World

Too Cool For School

Adult Education

Great Talkers of History

Liaison

Nautical Miles

Prom

Robot Max

Glum

After Class

Parent Teacher Night I

The Talking Cure

Parent Teacher Night II

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