A pair of diner-based poems: Late Shift extends sympathies to all the late night servers for their trials, namely customers, and Tight Quarter
Company
extends sympathy for a diner regular who forgets himself.  Statutory applies to capitalism by looking at a consumer culture focused on
kids, while
Poetry Appraisal uses analytical economics to prove the inherent work of poetry volumes. Thinking MFA? Consider these
alternatives:
was a tweet by The Poetry Foundation (@poetryfound) that I turned into a love poem for living, and Cipher takes a playful look at the
dangers of over analyzing images.  
The Sewer that Runs Past My Home is Filled with Alligators explores the life delusions of a small
child.  
Miss Me? looks at how much relationships can stink.
* = Brand baby-butt-spanking new!

* = Slightly altered, see if you can tell what changed.

* = Already appeared here, but worth reading again.
There was supposed to be some sort of break after finishing the compilation of Miserable with Fire, but the ideas just kept rolling in. For this, I'm grateful
beyond words. Thanks must go to Chris Rockwell and all those who attended the now defunct Tuesday Night Speak Easy at The Annex in Asbury Park, NJ.
That scene is energy personified. I've met many a friend there and, most importantly, people with a passion for words in just about every facet imaginable.
The time backing this volume was filled with camaraderie, stepping out of safety zones, and getting a little more involved in actively promoting art. All the
benefits from all that living can be seen in "Death Loves a Drinking Game," 1/2 of a Duel Book out from Piscataway House Publications in 2013!
from
Lincoln Logs
December 2010 to November 2012
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