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Brian McGackin is the author of BROETRY: POETRY FOR DUDES (Quirk Books). He has a BA from Emerson College in Something Completely Unrelated To His Life Right Now, and a Masters in Poetry from USC. He enjoys Guinness, comic books, and Bruce Willis movies.


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Broetry
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The World Cup may be over (that Germany win pushed me to 62.5 points, a mere 1.5 short of my goal), but I’ve still got plenty to write about.


On Tuesday I posted my usual weekly poemover on 5500. This week’s sonnet, “Pool,” is actually a bit more poetic than my normal output.


Also, this morning marked the return of my bi-monthly poetry column for LitReactor, “Poetry Fun-0-1.” The topic: American...

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