Check out my three poems in that great Australian literary magazine, Contrappasso, Issue 8, 2015.

Here’s the way one of them starts:


Like Smoke Streaking From Every Shoulder


Al Curtis killed a guy the other night

shot him four times with a .357 Magnum

and it didn’t even surprise me

he was always so uptight and tough

too tough for the clientele at the Salamandra

drove them away

shooed off the poets

threatened them

snubbed them

wouldn’t pay them for reading

or even give them a drink. . .


The whole issue is great.  Check it out.