To Jews and Those Who Want To Be—for just one day:
Happy Gefilte Fish
Happy Afikoman (however you spell that)
Happy Parsely…Sage, Rosemary…oops!
Happy Lamb Shank
Happy Strange Wine
Happy Elijah…by now, really drunk
Happy Four Questions
May we be asking them
Three Thousand Years
Happy Escaping from those Crazy Egyptians
Happy Remember the Ragged Immigrants
Who brought Passover With Them
And Little Else
We’re Still Here!
Son of Anne & Irv
Brother of Bonnie
Grandson of Rose & Jacob; Celia & Nathan
Great-Grandson of Osser & Etta Kasha; Moshe & Fannie
Great-Great-Grandson of Yeshia
All of them gone
I write the poems
Copyright–April 18, 2011
About the writer and his other life in Skokie, Illinois:
My Store Twitter: @MagazineMuseum
My Stories Twitter: @ChicagoKatzman
Bob Katzman’s Magazine Museum: 100,000 periodicals back to 1576!
Wall of Rock: 50 years of cool Rock periodicals on display & for sale
4906 Oakton St. (8000 north and 4900 west) Skokie, Ill 60077
(847)677-9444 Mon-Fri: 10 am to 5 pm / Weekends: 10 am to 2 pm
Katzman’s Publishing Company site: www.FightingWordsPubco.com
Katzman’s online non-fiction stories: www.DifferentSlants.com
Poetry? For me, writing poetry is not an option.
It’s a response to emotion. Like cigarette smoke,
it’s fast-flowing, shapeless and with little time to capture it.
Writing poetry in an imperative. I say what I feel compelled to say.
I sell my five published books via mail order and accept major credit cards.
I don’t use PayPal. I just talk to people on the phone.
Fast, reliable service. Read my stories and see what you think.
I’m also available for hire to read my true Chicago stories to organizations
and answer all questions. I autograph my books when I sell them.
I am currently seeking an agent to do more readings.
Feel free to call me at the number above.