Dining With Denise Neil

Pure poetry

I was very surprised and honored yesterday to see the above post on my Facebook friend Skyler Lovelace’s page.

Her husband is well-known poet Albert Goldbarth, a National Book Critics Circle Award winner. One day recently, he was inspired to write a dining-related love poem to his wife.

He begrudgingly gave me permission to reprint it here (he passionately prefers print media to computer media), and I appreciate it. I’m fairly certain that this is the first and last time that my name will be included in a piece of work by a famous poet.