The Smoky Poet

The Pitmaster, Poet & Storyteller


7 Must Have Travel Items

By on March 8, 2015

When it comes to travel, I can honestly say I have traveled a lot over the last 15 years. In fact, I am a Diamond Elite member on Delta Airlines and am a stones throw away from amassing two million air miles flown on Delta alone. Yikes. My travels have taken me from Minnesota to Malaysia from Mexico to China. With all of this...

Plane Observations From 6D

By on February 5, 2014

A Twitter short story. James asks Sandra if he can buy her a drink. Sandra cackles, "We're in first class, everything's free." #PlaneObservationsFrom6D #amwriting— The Product Poet (@ProductPoet) February 4, 2014...

Ode to Northwest Airlines

By on April 23, 2013

1926 was quite the good year. Born were Hugh Hefner and Norma Jean too. But with tremendous fanfare cheer, Along came you. Northwest Airway was your name. Soon passengers you would fly. Delivering mail was your game. In Hamilton Forty Fives. Northwest Airlines you became. Minnesota was your bed. The Japan route your new fame. Your backside now painted red. Transatlantic expansion. NWA...