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John Burroughs of Cleveland was recently named the 2019-2021 Beat Poet Laureate for the state of Ohio. His latest book – Rattle and Numb: Selected Poems, 1992-2019 – was published this year by Venetian Spider Press. A dynamic performer who has wowed audiences from Oakland to New York City, John currently hosts the monthly Poetry+ reading series at Art on Madison and has served since 2008 as the founding editor for Crisis Chronicles Press. Find him at www.crisischronicles.com.
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Faith Without Works Is Dead
Saw “In God We Trust”
Made me wonder
Jefferson Carter has lived in Tucson since 1953. His poems have appeared in such journals as Carolina Quarterly, Barrow Street, Cream City Review, Rattle, and New Poets of the American West. Birkenstock Blues, his eleventh collection, has gone into a second, revised edition. He’s a passionate supporter of Sky Island Alliance, a regionally-based environmental organization. Visit Jefferson on the web here.
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For convenience, I & my life partner
My life partner wants to make a deal: