Poetry Notes

All poetry on this site is my own unless otherwise cited.  Please email me at mbbendt@gmail.com or drop a comment for permission to re-post, print or copy.

I tag all poems with the year they were written, posting work only a few weeks old or nearly two decades.  A few of these have been previously published and many have been read in coffee shops and bars.

While a great many of my poems are autobiographical in some form or another this does not include all of them, some are inspired by people I know or have known, by myth and story or by imagination.  Some of my work is strictly personal and some political.  I touch on issues of addiction, gender, domestic violence, inequality, religion and spirituality.  While I do write and have written ‘love poems’ most of them employ some amount of poetic license and a great many of them explore the darker aspects of human relationships.

I sometimes write plainly and literally and sometimes metaphorically. Reader beware, it may be an allegory or a true story.  I hope you enjoy my words.

I love to hear feedback and welcome comments and discussion.


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