I once sold a 1978 Chevy Beauville passenger van for a painting and a bottle of scotch.  When I was living in China and homesick, I would listen to a recording of Amiri Baraka reading his poem "I Love Music" and walk along the Great Wall.  You can listen to Baraka's recording of the poem on the PennSound archive website, for free.  Try it out!  It's a great poem:

My own poetry archive project is called Kansas Blotter Audio:


You can also subscribe to it through Itunes. 

I'm passionate about reading, writing, and teaching my students about poetry.  I also write speculative fiction stories with protagonists who act like poets, so those stories never get published.
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Last Screen

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Description: Last Screen is a short chapbook of poetry I created inspired by my twin fascinations with the 8-bit arcade games of my childhood, and the Japanese tanka and haiku of poets like Basho and Issa. There is something pared-down and clean in the aestheti...

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