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As founding editor of Many Voices Press, Lowell Jaeger (Bigfork, Montana) compiled Poems Across the Big Sky, an anthology of Montana poets, and New Poets of the American West, an anthology of poets from 11 Western states. His third collection of poems, Suddenly Out of a Long Sleep (Arctos Press) was published in 2009 and was a finalist for the Paterson Award. His fourth collection, WE, (Main Street Rag Press) was published in 2010. He is the recipient of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Montana Arts Council and winner of the Grolier Poetry Peace Prize. Most recently Jaeger was awarded the Montana Governor’s Humanities Award for his work in promoting thoughtful civic discourse.
The following work is Copyright © 2015, and owned by Lowell Jaeger and may not be distributed or reprinted in any form whatsoever without written permission from the author.
Like minnows through reeds, two bored girls
Bryan Damien Nichols
Bryan Damien Nichols was born in Houma, Louisiana, on August 30, 1978. He earned a B.A. in Philosophy from Baylor University, and a J.D. from the University of Texas School of Law. He has practiced law in both Houston and in the Rio Grande Valley. Bryan currently lives in Los Fresnos, Texas, with his loving wife, Michelle. In his poetry, Bryan writes through two different heteronyms: (1) Kjell Nykvist; and (2) Alexander Shacklebury. Generally speaking, Kjell provides an optimistic worldview, while Alexander provides a pessimistic worldview. Kjell and Alexander are not mere “extensions” of Mr. Nichols; instead, each heteronym is a unique character with his own personality, poetic style, and biography
The following work is Copyright © 2015, and owned by Bryan Damien Nichols and may not be distributed or reprinted in any form whatsoever without written permission from the author.
Advice for a Teenager
You can drink wine from a sandstone rhyton;
…………But I wouldn’t.