On T.S. Elliot & The Death of Poetry. Another Opinion – R.M. Engelhardt

So apparently this article has been moving around a bit in Facebook groups. The writer is not the first to coin the term ” Poetry is Dead” or for that matter the poetic viewpoint that T.S. Elliot was the game changer. What is your idealism or belief? This is not so much a critique asContinue reading “On T.S. Elliot & The Death of Poetry. Another Opinion – R.M. Engelhardt”

I Am The Door …

Lawrence Ferlinghetti’s “Populist Manifesto No. 1.” Poets, come out of your closets. Open your windows. Open your doors. You’ve been holed up too long. No time now for our little literary games. No time now for our paranoias and hypochondrias. No time now for fear and loathing. Time now only for light and love. Poets,Continue reading “I Am The Door …”

R.M. Engelhardt & The Notorious Coffee Quote Scandal

Damn. ( I’m laughing at the obvious) And I mean this humorously but: Generally I’m an open minded writer and I support new and upcoming writers but If I had single dollar for every time someone ripped off my famous 1994 coffee quote I’d be a billionaire by now. I’ve seen it switched around, I’veContinue reading “R.M. Engelhardt & The Notorious Coffee Quote Scandal”

The Lost Poems From Nod. R.M. Engelhardt 2003

Twenty years ago I wrote a chapbook called Nod. 2003. These were some poems based on the experimental style of EE Cummings & George Oppen Many of the poems were published on now long gone poetry journal internet sites and as we know many online journals don’t last forever. Here are a few poems. HopeContinue reading “The Lost Poems From Nod. R.M. Engelhardt 2003”


WITH NOTHING MORE TO SAY Some dayOne dayYou won’t reach outFor fameBecause it doesn’tExist never existedNever came or stayedor ever paidThe rent True Or real Or yours Or was everTruly Like words And then? SomedaySometime offIn a near distant future place youWill find yourself standing upOn a stage older And under the lights All aloneContinue reading “WITH NOTHING MORE TO SAY”

Talking Political Writing, Post-Pandemic Arts, and Finding Home with R.M. Engelhardt

*An Interview With Thom Francis of The Hudson Valley Writers Guild. https://www.mediasanctuary.org/stories/2022/talking-political-writing-post-pandemic-arts-and-finding-home-with-r-m-engelhardt/ R.M. Engelhardt started sharing his poetry at local open mics in the early-90s and has since been a driving force in keeping the poetry and spoken word alive and well in the area. He has hosted a number of readings and events overContinue reading “Talking Political Writing, Post-Pandemic Arts, and Finding Home with R.M. Engelhardt”

Shadows By R.M. Engelhardt

Within each man a shadow exists. The shadow of his past.The shadow of his future. And the shadow of all the things heCould have been. ~ R.M. Engelhardt