Tag Archives: Neal Adams

Learning from the Masters, No Matter How Long It Takes, Concerning “The Dying Leaves”

“The Dying Leaves” is my first publication (other than my high school literary magazine). I wrote it while doing a summer graduate writing program at UT, which I attended while in graduate school at A&M. This style of poem was very much out of fashion in the seventies, but it is the kind I wrote in the mid to late seventies. Still the guest poet, a New York beat poet, who edited a journal of the program included this poem. I was flattered because I was not taking a poetry writing class, but a class in prose. Continue reading