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Sympathy for the Devil: A Duet in Two Solos

by on Dec 2, 2014 in Poetry | 0 comments

573 WORDS When the Devil’s in Nashville he stops by Third and Union, late, after the bars close, where someone always offers half a beer at the feet of Chet Atkins. The Devil tends to leave them for the dudes who didn’t make it to the Mission tonight, but sometimes he clambers up on the...

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Down Cycles

by on Aug 2, 2011 in Poetry | 0 comments

Rhysling Award Nominee “Short Poem” In the enrichment center it is like war inasmuch as “war” retrieves an observation about long periods of inactivity punctuated by fundamental change. Every time they come there is more: graffiti/blood/data/despair I made every one of them a...

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The Walking Man Goes Looking for the Sons of John: Six Cantos

by on May 17, 2011 in Poetry | 0 comments

by Elizabeth R. McClellan                                                                                                                Rhysling Award Nominee: “Long Poem” For Betsy Phillips, who knows how the roads lie. I. The Devil is a good old boy at heart who wishes...

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Anything So Utterly Destroyed

by on Oct 12, 2010 in Poetry | 0 comments

By Elizabeth McClellan                                                                                                                                   Rhysling Award Nominee “Long Poem” What would have been my right hand— delicate fingers discolored a bit, a ghost of a...

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