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Paul m. Strohm
Paul m. Strohm is a freelance journalist working in Houston, Texas. His poems have appeared in HuKmag.com, the Berkeley Poets Cooperative, The Lake, WiND, and other literary outlets. His first collection of poems entitled Closed On Sunday is scheduled to be published in late 2014 by the Wellhead Press. He worked at the Humanities Research Center at UT-Austin cataloging the correspondence of D.H. Lawrence. If he had to count the number of times D. H. wrote that imaginative line, “ Dear ____. How are you?” he would never read Lady Chatterley’s Lover again.
The following work is Copyright © 2015, and owned by Paul m. Strohm and may not be distributed or reprinted in any form whatsoever without written permission from the author.
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William Taylor Jr.
William Taylor Jr. lives and writes in the Tenderloin neighborhood of San Francisco. An Age of Monsters, his first book of fiction, was published by Epic Rites Press in 2011. The Blood of a Tourist (Sunnyoutside, 2014) is his latest collection of poetry. He is a Pushcart Prize nominee and was a recipient of the 2013 Acker Award.
The following work is Copyright © 2015, and owned by William Taylor Jr. and may not be distributed or reprinted in any form whatsoever without written permission from the author.
Poems to the Moon
There’s a Midwestern girl with a beauty
and like a star she burns
Sometimes I write poems for her.
She writes poems, too.
She wouldn’t write a poem for me,
There’s a girl down south
Even now she’s driving
her whole life stuffed
Sometimes she writes poems for me.
I don’t write poems for her,
I tell myself that’s just the way of things
Sometimes I get drunk
and the moon writes poems for nobody.