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"The law is wrong; I am right"
Great little interview. I like some of Winans'answers, like the advice to young poets:

"Just to be yourself. Don't be afraid to take risks. Never sell out. You can't put a price on integrity."

Thanks, CarversDog...
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"So fuck Doubleday Doran"
Poetry Now - september 2009 issue



Holy men on every street corner
Selling fake myths
Nuns in white with virgin toes
And mushroom dreams inside
Their loins

I am being followed by
Dick Tracy look-a-likes
With flat feet and bug eyes
The wolf's eerie howl
Haunts my dreams
Evangelist's pickpocket
My empty wallet
My one good eye
Photographs the crime scene
The police lineup consists
Of six pygmies and a ham sandwich

Ladybugs ride on the
Wings of butterflies on
A one way trip
To NeverLand

God wanders the universe
Carrying Jesus piggyback
On his way to a Michael Jackson concert

The Madonna confiscates my dreams
Holds me for a ransom
I can't pay

The insatiable night eats my thoughts
I've become a one-legged tightrope walker
Without a safety net
My poems turn into pigeon feathers
Fly off with the wind

© A.D. Winans
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That poem was later titled "pigeon Feathers" and was published by Bottle of Smoke Press on July 2009 as a little one poem give away booklet.



"So fuck Doubleday Doran"
That's a nice gesture, Bill.

I don't think it has been mentioned in the september Poetry Now
issue that you've pubished this poem in july 2009.

Any "give away booklets" left?
If so: I'd love to receive a copy, (if it's possible.)

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