National Poetry Month Day 28: Rich Ferguson


Rich Ferguson has shared the stage with Patti Smith, Wanda Coleman, Moby, and other esteemed poets and musicians. He has performed at the NYC Fringe Festival, the Bowery Poetry Club, and is a featured performer in the film What About Me? (featuring Michael Stipe, Michael Franti, Krishna Das, and others). He has been published in the LA TIMES, Opium, and Sensitive Skin. Ferguson is a Pushcart-nominated poet, and a poetry editor to The Nervous Breakdown. His debut novel, New Jersey Me, has been published by Rare Bird Books/Barnacle Books.


As Our World Waits Anxiously on Hold, This Message Plays on an Endless Loop

Please listen to the full menu as our options have changed:
Press 1 for alternative facts.
Press 2 for an explanation of emollients vs. the emoluments clause.
Press 3 for fashion tips from Kellyanne Conway.
Press 4 for denial & anger.
Press 5 for bargaining, depression & acceptance.
Press 6 for lead us not into temptation of nuclear war.
Press 7 if you’d like to purchase a bomb shelter.
Press 8 if you’d like to purchase a Gwenyth Paltrow yoni rock to hurl at the White House.
Press 9 if you’d like to hear the Trump administration sing Kanye West’s “Wolves”.
Or Press 0 if you’d like to speak with Mick Jagger, who can’t always get what you want, but you might find he can sometimes get what you need.

Original poetry published by The Rumpus. More from this author →