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A 2016 Pushcart nominee, poems and music criticism have appeared globally but have yet to generate any reportable income. Full length collections, smitten by harpies & shiny banjo catfish (Lion Autumn Press, 2016) Chapbooks, Eve’s Venom (Post Traumatic Press, 2014) Purgatory Road (Pudding House Press, 2010) Anthologies include: WaterWrites & Riverine (Codhill Press, 2009, 2007) Will Work For Peace(Zeropanik, 1999). President, Calling All Poets, New Paltz, NY. Producer of CAPSCASTS, archival recordings from Calling All Poets, available at www.callingallpoets.net. Music features, interviews, & CD reviews appear in Elmore Magazine & the Van Wyck Gazette. Visit Mike on the web here: www.mikejurkovic.com
The following work is Copyright © 2016, and owned by LB Sedlacek and may not be distributed or reprinted in any form whatsoever without written permission from the author.
It’s all lumped in my brain right now
and a six foot ladder.
Small provisions, admittedly.
where the ground gives way
he told his nurse. A bright, young gal
Taylor Graham is a volunteer search-and-rescue dog handler outside Placerville, CA, and serves as El Dorado County’s first poet laureate (2016-2018). She’s included in the anthologies Villanelles (Everyman’s Library) and California Poetry: From the Gold Rush to the Present (Santa Clara University). Her latest books are What the Wind Says (Lummox Press, 2013) and Uplift (Cold River Press, 2016).
The following work is Copyright © 2016, and owned by Taylor Graham and may not be distributed or reprinted in any form whatsoever without written permission from the author.
Gold Rush Days, The Divide
She peeled off her dress with its chain-
Off the Forest Road
The 10-point buck, gray squirrel,
when miners felled the tall pines and cedars,
A hundred years ago and more.
the craters still there.
overgrown with bear-clover,
My dog shows me coyote scat