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Two Poems About Boys Eating Cigarettes

Karen J. Weyant’s poem, “The Boy Who Ate Cigarettes,” from her chapbook, Wearing Heels in the Rust Belt, reminded me of one of my own. The Boy Who Ate Cigarettes Some said he lived under the Mill Street Bridge, burning … Continue reading

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My WAMC Rant Against Golf

(WAMC broadcast this piece as a Listener Essay. The poem appears in My Late Mother as a Ruffed Grouse. WAMC has also broadcast my piece, “What Is It About Zombies?”) No Golf in the Kingdom By Will Nixon The delusion … Continue reading

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Two Poems About Boys Eating Cigarettes

The Boy Who Ate Cigarettes Some said he lived under the Mill Street Bridge, burning cancelled checks and lotto tickets to keep warm. Other said he stayed behind the town’s tattoo parlor, pushing old syringes up the banisters, just to … Continue reading

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