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Cory Besskepp Cofer is well known in Southern California as a conscious poet and poetry host. His first collection of short stories take his already formidable skills and raise the bar...
This poem came out of my frustrations with my graduate poetry workshop, and feeling like I had to write poems to please everyone in workshop. Screw it. I wasn't interested in writing like them. This poem is a pissed off declaration of that....
True story. Well besides from the bottle talking to me. I didn't go to my high school reunion for various reasons - one being that I don't feel I've done anything that remarkable since I've graduated, and didn't want to find out other chumps I've gone to high school with have. The poem stems from that....
I like to think that I didn't start to fly until I was eight....
Everyone's got regrets. If you could sit down and have a conversation with yourself 15 years ago, what would you say? I thought it'd be fun to play with this idea a bit. I tried to mix enough humor with sentimentality to really make the poem seem honest....
An excerpt from Besskepp's new collection of short stories, Up The Street Around The Corner....
i want to take a set of charcoals and on the sidewalks of america sketch the shape of every tear that fell down yr face that night i want to teach a string quartet to master the waver in my voice as we said our goodbyes on the eve of this evolution....
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Ratpack Slim Rob "Ratpack Slim" Sturma has been perpetrating poetry in the Los Angeles area for nearly a decade. He hosted the weekly open mic Green for four years (with DJ Jedi and Joshua Silverstein), and he is a huge fan of words strung together in a pretty fashion.