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Lee Balan lives in Palm Springs, CA where he is known for behavior commonly associated with deranged artists and poets. He was the first editor and art director for Beyond Baroque Magazine in Venice, CA. He has had poems and stories featured in several magazines including Phantom Seed, Sun-Runner, Storylandia, and Big Bridge.org. He was a facilitator for the Tenderloin Writer’s Workshop in San Francisco. His background in mental health has been a major influence on his work. His blog of short stories, “Red City,” can be seen at http://leebalanarts.wordpress.com/
The following work is Copyright © 2013, and owned by Lee Balan and may not be distributed or reprinted in any form whatsoever without written permission from the author.
We Do It All For You
Luminous chickens cluck at me
Michael Lee Johnson
Michael Lee Johnson lived ten years in Canada during the Vietnam era. Today he is a poet, freelance writer, photographer, and small business owner in Itasca, Illinois, who has been published in more than 750 small press magazines in twenty-five countries, he edits seven poetry sites. Michael has released The Lost American: From Exile to Freedom (136 page book), several chapbooks Of his poetry, including From Which Place the Morning Rises and Challenge of Night and Day, and Chicago Poems. He also has over 66 poetry videos on YouTube. Visit him on the web here: http://poetryman.mysite.com/
The following work is Copyright © 2013, and owned by Michael Lee Johnson and may not be distributed or reprinted in any form whatsoever without written permission from the author.
The painted cat