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Ron Kolm lives in New York City. He is one of the founding members of the Unbearables literary collective, and an editor of several of their anthologies; most recently The Unbearables Big Book of Sex! Ron is a contributing editor of Sensitive Skin magazine and the editor of the Evergreen Review. He is the author of The Plastic Factory and the co-author, with Jim Feast, of the novel, Neo Phobe. A collection of his poems, Divine Comedy, has just been published by Fly By Night Press. He’s had work published in Live Mag!, Gathering of the Tribes, the Poetry Super Highway, Urban Graffiti, MungBeing and the Outlaw Bible of American Poetry. Ron Kolm has worked in many of the signature independent bookstores of New York City over the years: The Strand, St. Mark’s Bookshop, Coliseum Books, Shakespeare & Co, and currently, Posman Books in Grand Central Terminal. Kolm’s papers were purchased by the New York University library, where they’ve been catalogued in the Fales Collection as part of the Downtown Writers Group.
The following work is Copyright © 2014, and owned by Ron Kolm and may not be distributed or reprinted in any form whatsoever without written permission from the author.
Incident in a NYC Bookstore
for Anne Waldman
I’m sitting behind the cash register
So I’m kind of distracted
The guy comes out of the office
Gripping the edge of the counter
The blade gets stuck in the cartilage
There must be something
He exits the store,
Melanie Browne is a poet and fiction writer living in Houston.
The following work is Copyright © 2014, and owned by Melanie Browne and may not be distributed or reprinted in any form whatsoever without written permission from the author.
A Lady Named Dorothy
according to the news,
George Clooney gave me a bad tattoo
I told him what I wanted &
we watch a robot prepare
The Baseball Player
Is waiting for his wife