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Tim Tipton was first seduced by the craft of poetry when he read the “Panther” by Rainer Marie Rilke. When he first joined the Ventura poetry circuit, he was inexperienced and green. Actually, he wasn’t any color. Today marks 19 years and he has developed his voice and has written poetry that has been featured in ART/LIFE, Askew, the San Gabriel Quarterly, and the on-line journal poetic diversity and LUMMOX, as well as other journals too many too mention. Tim is a graduate of California State University of Northridge where he received a Bachelor of Science in Sociology. He also received a degree in Substance Abuse counseling.
The following work is Copyright © 2019, and owned by Tim Tipton and may not be distributed or reprinted in any form whatsoever without written permission from the author.
The Pea Coat
Arranging the lost closet of clothes
As one half of conceptual art duo Saint Flashlight (with Molly Gross), Drew Pisarra has been finding playful ways to get poetry into public places such as film-themed haiku on a movie marquee and a series of lost-dog style flyers that drive to a phone bank of poems. His first book of poetry Infinity Standing Up, a collection of sonnets, came out in early 2019. His short story collection Publick Spanking was published eons ago by Future Tense. Additionally, he once toured a ventriloquist act entitled Singularly Grotesque – commissioned by the Portland Institute for Contemporary Art – but has since retired from the world of dummies. Visit Drew on the web here.
The following work is Copyright © 2019, and owned by Drew Pisarra and may not be distributed or reprinted in any form whatsoever without written permission from the author.
A short prayer
There must be things to break.
There must be things to crack.
There must be things to punch.
Let there be that as well.
Let there be a full refrigerator,
There must be that as well.