Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Season's Greetings With Purrfection

Christmas cat –
bedside greeting
begins with a pounce

Sunday, December 22, 2013

I Love Snow

for Julie

I remember
the Christmas
that you and I
mended our friendship.
You wore a
cool, retro
fur coat
and we walked to
the park across
the street from
Debbie's house.
That night we
laughed and sang
about snow
with the Christmas
lights shining
behind us
and the future bright;
ahead of us.

Thursday, December 19, 2013


I wrote the following poem for the Civil Conundrum project last year, but -- due to the current Duck Dynasty suspension controversy -- I felt it appropriate to post "The Bible Says" today.

The Bible Says

Where do these Yankees
get off?
We have God on our side.
If those godless Yanks
just read the
glorious Gospel of Good News,
they'd know that
we are righteous,
God-fearin' folk.
If those pagan
Union soliders
would study
the sacred scriptures,
they'd see
that we are obeyin'
the God of Abraham,
Issac and Jacob.
If those arrogant SOBs
would just have
the decency to
crack open the hallowed,
holy Word of God,
they'd learn
that havin' slaves
is part of God's marvelous,
master plan for mankind
and that ownin'
men, women and children
is a sign of the blessin'
of a just and jealous God!

Heck, if we
let our slaves go free,
all hell would break loose!
That's blasphemous!
No, sir!
That's foolishness!
If we did that
what's next --
our women folk
runnin' around
wantin' rights --
to read, write...

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Thank You

Thanks to all of you who attended my Bathroom Poems book release party and performance yesterday.  Special thanks to Ann, Brian, Craig, Greg, the Hardins, Jessica, Joan, Joanne, Joy, Lyn, the McCurleys, Randy, Rebecca and Rob for your support!  A VERY special THANK YOU to Chuck and East Side Story for hosting the event, as well as Lyn, Rebecca and Randy for your extra special efforts!  My bowl runneth over...

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Bathroom Poems makes splash at local watering hole

My upcoming Bathroom Poems book release party and performance got a mention in this groovy listing today.  Make plans to join us this Saturday for a humorous plunge(r) into the world of anal-retentive behavior!   

Saturday, December 07, 2013

You are invited!

You are invited to the release party/reading/signing/performance for my brand new poetry chapbook, Bathroom Poems!

Saturday, Dec. 14th, from 2 to 3 p.m.
East Side Story
1108 Woodland St.
Unit B
Nashville, TN  37206

Following my performance, brownies will be served, as well as your chance to win a crappy Bathroom Poems prize pack!

Hope to see you there!

Friday, December 06, 2013


My latest piece for The Space Between arts blog, "Perspective," was posted today, featuring my holiday poem "Thanksgiving Traffic." Take a look!

Tuesday, December 03, 2013

Bathroom Poems: Coming to a loo near you!

My brand new poetry chapbook, Bathroom Poems, has dropped -- just in time for the holidays!  The collection of crappy poems about bathroom business promises to make a splash at any family holiday gathering.  Folks in the Greater Nashville Area can pick up their copy at East Side Story, while out-of-towners can place their orders directly through me.  Contact me at hall_amy_e@hotmail.com to place your order or to request more info.  And stay tuned for details regarding my Dec. 14 book release party/reading/performance!