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Richard-Yves Sitoski is a spoken word artist and songwriter, and the Poet Laureate of Owen Sound, Ontario, Canada. He has released two collections of poetry, brownfields (Ginger Press, 2014) and Downmarket Oldies FM Station Blues (Ginger Press, 2018), and a CD of spoken word verse, Word Salad (2017). He was a finalist in the 2018 ISC songwriting competition, and performs with the Metissage Collective and in the spoken word duo O P E N Sound. Visit John on the web here.
The following work is Copyright © 2020, and owned by Richard-Yves Sitoski and may not be distributed or reprinted in any form whatsoever without written permission from the author.
If I Could Sing Like Roy Orbison
Michael Minassian is a Contributing Editor for Verse-Virtual, an online magazine. His books include poetry: Time is not a River, The Arboriculturist (2010); Chuncheon Journal (2019); and photography: Around the Bend (2017). For more information: michaelminassian.com
The following work is Copyright © 2020, and owned by Michael Minassian and may not be distributed or reprinted in any form whatsoever without written permission from the author.
Craters on the Moon
The poet sits at his desk,
No matter where you move,
The poet keeps his good eye
His empty socket
I’ve stored the memory
sealed the lid with wax
You once told me
What else were you wrong about?