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I write poetry for the enjoyment of the art. I believe that a poet must first establish that they can write in rhyme and rhythm and only then move to the more advanced free verse. I have been published by Struggle Magazine, The Blue Collar Review, Burning Books, Jerry Jazz, IWW Newspaper, Protest Poems, Flute, Black Magnolia, Left Curve, She Mom, Whisper, Vox Poetica and others. Though political or moral in nature I write in various forms. My poems have appeared in over sixty outlets. I have two chapbooks of poetry published on Cavalcade of Stars. In addition I have a poetry book entitled "Murmurings of a Mad Man". I have my second poetry book "Poet to the Poor, Poems of Hope for the Bottom One Percent", just out in October of 2015.
I have a dozen stories published in various publications. I have a book of science fiction stories entitled "Words of the Future" published by Witty Bard last December.
My chapbook "The Second Coming of Victoria" was a quarter finalist in the Mary Ballard chapbook contest in 2014.
I have been married over eleven years to my wife Sylvia. I am a member of the Church of Christ at Chancellor Avenue where I sometimes preach and work on out reach. I worked last as a customer service agent. I am a firm believer in the power of poetry to transform society for the better. The artist I most admire is Woody Guthrie because he lived what he wrote and what he wrote was wonderful.
I won the Joe Hill Poetry Labor Prize where I read my poem Tea With Joe Hill, in front of a crowd of over six hundred people in Banning Park, Los Angeles.
I currently serve as secretary for Rhyming Poets International and I am a member of the Revolutionary Poet’s Brigade.
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The following work is Copyright © 2015, and owned by John Kaniecki and may not be distributed or reprinted in any form whatsoever without written permission from the author.
The Patriotic Plumber
“I have the perfect solution” he boasts
Standing in her loosely fitting bath rode
Jack D. Harvey
Jack D. Harvey’s poetry has appeared in Scrivener, Mind In Motion, Slow Dancer, The New Laurel Review, Bay Area Poets’ Coalition, The University of Texas Review, Innisfree Poetry Journal, The Piedmont Journal of Poetry and a number of other poetry magazines over the years, many of which are probably kaput by now, given the high mortality rate of poetry magazines. The author has been writing poetry since he was sixteen and lives in a small town, Bethlehem, near Albany, N.Y. He was born, worked and will probably die in upstate New York. He is retired from doing whatever he was doing before he retired.
The following work is Copyright © 2015, and owned by Jack D. Harvey and may not be distributed or reprinted in any form whatsoever without written permission from the author.
My Bonnie lies;
The journey is over
Two for a tranquil breakfast