Strap on your imaginary backpack and step onto the path of an Alaskan adventure that will take you over the tundra, past the glaciers, and into the heart and soul of a man discovering the strength and beauty of the land and of himself. Brod Bagert’s Alaska rewards its readers with an intimate and varied view of a spectacular subject by combining the immediacy of an amusing journal with the reflection of poems by turns moody, funny and deeply moving. It tells the story of a middle-aged man on the side of a mountain, the story of a sea kayak afloat in the mystery of eternal ice – the story of civilization washed away by the magic of an ice-cold skinnydip – and in a quiet way it tells the story of a love which like the magnetic pole reaches across a continent to show the way home.
Alaska: Twenty Poems and a Journal
A Bullfrog At Café du Monde
Poems From The Heart, Soul & Funnybone of New Orleans
Maupin House Publishing
If you bring your own coffee when you leave town, if you believe the word “axe” is a verb, if you consider Halloween a major holiday, then these poems are for you. If you are not familiar with New Orleans, some of these poems may require a little work, but give it a try. If you find you need a little help, ask a local but be sure you have at least an hour to spare – you may find yourself sipping refreshment in the shaded courtyard of the Napoleon House as a friendly native explains the origin of the phrase “neutral ground.”
Rainbows, Head Lice and Pea-Green Tile
When a teacher speaks from the heart, the voice is powerful, touching, and at times irreverent and very funny. Brod Bagert, America’s performing poet, captures the voice of the classroom teacher in this amazing book that will tug at your heartstrings, brighten your day, replenish your spirit, and remind you of the reasons you chose teaching as your profession.
Kim Doner’s illustrations catch the spirit of Bagert’s poetry and make this wonderful romp even more fun. Enjoy!
Throw Me Somethin’ Mistuh!
The Mardi Gras Book
“Have you ever been to the Mardi Gras?” It’s a question we get asked a lot, and its hard to answer. Mardi Gras isn’t something you just “go to”. It’s something that happens, and if you’re in New Orleans at the right time, it’s something that will happen to you. In these poems, we’ve tried to let you touch and taste it all, from the first slice of king cake to the cool Ash Wednesday quiet of the St. Louis Cathedral. If you’re from New Orleans, you’ll find yourself in more than a few of these poems. If you’re not from New Orleans, we’ve included a glossary of sorts to help you understand the sometimes-foreign language of New Orleans culture. Read the poems and laugh. Remember the time it happened to you and share them with friends.
This paperback book is currently out of print and unavailable .
The Poetry of Permanent Love
Maupin House Publishing
The love poems of our language tend to sing the fire of romance or the pain of lost love. These love poems are about something else. They begin with a little romance but quickly move to the stuff of permanent love – vows, rearing children, doubt, desire, the struggle to adjust to changing circumstances, reconciliation, and commitment as strong as “the steel cables they build bridges with”. These poems are for you. They are intended to be read out loud. If you read them in the order they appear, they will tell you a story.