“The Cliff Walkers” “The Buddha of Newport” and “On Visiting Salve Regina University, Newport, Rhode Island”

A visit to a good friend in Rhode Island brought me this trio of poems. Prime Number is another of my favorite online journals and I’m proud these poems have such a good home. You can also find them in Prime Number Magazine Editors’ Selections anthology, Volume 3.

http://www.primenumbermagazine.com/Issue31_Poetry_JohnMcDermott.html

“Crazeology” and “Momentum”

The museum of americana is one of the coolest online journals, especially if you love American music. I’ve been so fortunate to have been included in two of their issues. (“Dick Dale Conquers the World” first appeared in the museum, too.). Check out their site for great writing and really fun links to music and more. These two poems are about a pair of my favorite jazz musicians, Charlie “Bird” Parker and Chet Baker.

http://themuseumofamericana.net/current-issue/poetry/two-poems-by-john-mcdermott/