The Poetry of Joe Bolton

Joe Bolton was born in 1961 in Cadiz, Kentucky. In 1990, shortly after completing his master's thesis, he committed suicide. It is estimated that Bolton wrote nearly 500 poems in the 80's, most of them while attending writing programs at Western Kentucky University, the University of Florida, and the University of Arizona. He published three

“this own-lee”

That coffee you drank, you’re sort of half-wondering whether it will go better with champagne than toothpaste and orange juice, but you can’t put too much thought into it now as there is a hungry demon on your windowsill doing business as a nut-obsessed squirrel you’d like to photograph. Besides, the meat of your proposal

Richard Ford

Richard Ford

"I didn't want to write a half-assed book. I wanted to write a book that was in your face about what this book wanted to be in your face about and live with the consequences myself."

Tao Te Ching, by Lao-Tzu (excerpts)

Chapter 2: Verse 1.  All in the world know the beauty of the beautiful, and in doing this they have (the idea of) what ugliness is; they all know the skill of the skillful, and in doing this they have (the idea of) what the want of skill is. Chapter 8: Verse 1.  The highest

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