By Jonathan Skinner b. 1967 Jonathan Skinner
wire not to be of waves
golden in side of muskets
steady out side in state
firing a lot of cannons
it’s               all              dark
come           hear           me
weep           and            sing
old              Rush           songs
we’ve got a lot to be living

Jonathan Skinner, “Crickets” from Political Cactus Poems. Copyright © 2005 by Jonathan Skinner. Reprinted by permission of Palm Press.

Source: Political Cactus Poems (Palm Press, 2005)

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Poet Jonathan Skinner b. 1967

POET’S REGION U.S., New England

Subjects Social Commentaries

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An editor and ecocritic, Jonathan Skinner was born in Santa Fe, New Mexico. He earned a PhD in English from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 2005. His collection of poems, Political Cactus Poems (2005), was printed by Palm Press using an ecologically responsible printing process.
In Rain Taxi Review of Books, reviewer Francis Raven described the poems in Political Cactus Poems as “firmly rooted in our current . . .

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POET’S REGION U.S., New England

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