Hey, check out The Apiary Corp. today, where poet Charlie O’Hay is featured along with other wonderful writers in a swan song to National Poetry Month. It was a delight to nominate this talented writer.
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I’ve only gotten to know Charlie O’Hay a little over the last few years, but that is enough time to convince me he is the unsung poetry hero of Philadelphia’s dirty and broken-down streets. His poems hit you the way a bad pothole might hit your car tire–an unexpected jolt, something that breaks you down, leaves you momentarily deflated, makes you wonder where you were going in such a hurry not to notice things.
But before they are over, Charlie’s poems pick you back up again, “sing arias” to you; they set your shoulders on a new frame. Charlie O’Hay doesn’t overlook things. An avid photographer, he’s trained his camera on Philly’s homeless population for many years. As a poet, he’s trained his eye on even more: fatherhood, sobriety, and the grace it takes to survive this world.
A small poetry break on the first day of May leaving @#napomo behind. In case you missed it: we have The Apiary Corp. shoutouts from Jenn McCreary for Pattie McCarthy, Kelly McQuain for Charlie O’Hay, and Thomas Devaney for Gina Myers. These are heartbreakersboneshakers. Go read them. Then go to Philly Pigeon Poetry Grand Slam Finals. Happy Friday.