Jon Swan

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Jon Swan is a poet, translator, and journalist, who lived for forty
years in the Berkshires and now lives in Maine. His website is

Articles by Jon Swan

POEM: Poor Rex

Monday, 10 Apr 2017 - What’s more, a man who’s made deals with Vladimir and his oligarch pals

POEM: Anchors Aweigh!

Saturday, 19 Nov 2016 - A poem from the bard of the Maine Coast, watching the waters rise.

A postscript to “Letter from Maine”

Saturday, 8 Oct 2016 - Texas Republican John Culberson, who has voted to bar the EPA from regulating greenhouse gases, has said he believes that a higher power has put life on other worlds and he wants to find it on his watch.

Poem: Heck of a Job

Monday, 25 May 2015 - Iraq’s guts are still steaming/in the dry, hot air of a nation whose reconstituted army/ tends to run for its life when it faces an enemy,/ even though trained at great expense by the U.S. Army.