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Kansas Is Lit

Traveling in a State of Poetry

“I have what some might call a jazzy style, a style influenced by jazz music–its cadences, its democratic freedom, and, at times, its sense of urgency.” – Kevin Rabas

1000 Words

Ben is thirty-four and a tattoo artist known for his lettering. People are always surprised when they first meet him. They scan his blank skin

The Lot's Fall

Beyond the winter swimming pool where the tarp caves in, its blue palm full of snow, is the matted grass and weed lot I am

Summer Warbler: Showano, Wisconsin

Dusk. After love we walk a teetering balance of summer twilight. A tiny dull-lemon warbler silhouetted atop a pole wheezes a melody— tiny fluff against

The Saucer

I just missed it. Just caught a glimpse of it, stretch the way I breathe out across the day. “I saw a tail dragging, leaving

The Jackalope

I have never seen the crossbreed of legend, except in artwork, postcards from Kansas, ashtrays in roadhouses, bars and malls. But I know she survives

Huascar Medina

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