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Kenny A. Chaffin writes poetry, fiction and nonfiction and has published poems and fiction in Vision Magazine, The Bay Review, Caney River Reader, WritersHood, Star*Line, MiPo, Melange and Ad Astra and has published nonfiction in The Writer, The Electron, Writers Journal and Today’s Family. He grew up in southern Oklahoma and now lives in Denver, CO where he works hard to make enough of a living to support two cats, numerous wild birds and a bevy of squirrels. His poetry collections No Longer Dressed in Black, The Poet of Utah Park, The Joy of Science, A Fleeting Existence, a collection of science essays How do we Know, and a memoir of growing up on an Oklahoma farm - Growing Up Stories are all available at Amazon.com: http://www.amazon.com...more


My latest collections of poetry are now available at Amazon (ebooks only).

The Joy of Science is my first full collection of science, science fiction and speculative poetry.
It contains 44 poems ranging from serious poetic presentations of science to irreverant and humerous
looks at science fiction and ourselves. Filled with both awe-inspiring visions and fun. Availiable now
at Amazon.com:

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No Longer Dressed in Black
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The War on Science
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The Man with the Shovel - Chauna Craig
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message 4: by Kenny (last edited Jul 02, 2013 09:03AM)

Kenny Chaffin Derrick wrote: "So you're an author! Seen you a lot on MR, but didn't realize you were an author. Guess that'll teach me to pay more attention to sigs, etc.

Thanks for the add :)"


Ha, well yeah I'm trying. Working on editing/finalizing a collection of science articles I hope to e-publish in the next few weeks.

Will be watching/reading your reviews here.

Thanks for the note!


MrsJoseph Hi Kenny! Glad to run into you!


message 2: by Kenny

Kenny Chaffin astrangerhere wrote: "You'll find my reviews, er, lacking. I use this site to track my reading, but my reviews, such as they are, go in my book journal, not the web. But glad to have you on the list anyway :)"

I'm just hangin' out here, some good recommendations and reviews. :)

Thanks. Enjoy!


astrangerhere You'll find my reviews, er, lacking. I use this site to track my reading, but my reviews, such as they are, go in my book journal, not the web. But glad to have you on the list anyway :)


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