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James Brush lives in Austin, Texas. He teaches English in a juvenile correctional facility, and was once a James Michener Fellow at the Texas Center for Writers. He published his first poetry collection, Birds Nobody Loves: A Book of Vultures & Grackles in 2012. His poetry and short prose can be found in various journals online and in print as well as on scraps of paper around the house. He blogs at Coyote Mercury where he also keeps a full list of publications. Despite the title of his book, he really does like vultures and grackles.


Can you imagine the glory

of the crow, a black spell,

a rippled myth? What goddess

broke the simple spiral shell

and carved its powers

on her belly? Children, do

you see green towers in

your tales of water, sun, and

trees? At what temperature

does dancing turn to liquid?

Can you sing a song of rain

and pay the price to bring the

sleeping goddess from her bed?

Do you smell ozone, brother?

The old timers say i...

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Published on April 14, 2014 21:48
Average rating: 4.12 · 17 ratings · 12 reviews · 2 distinct works · Similar authors
Birds Nobody Loves
4.33 of 5 stars 4.33 avg rating — 12 ratings — published 2012 — 2 editions
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A Place Without a Postcard
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My poem “Fleeting” is up at Verbatim Poetry. It’s a found poem made from a paragraph in the March 2014 issue of National Geographic. It caught my a... Read more of this blog post »
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In the Kettle, the Shriek by Hannah Stephenson
In the Kettle, the Shriek
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Stephenson's poems are full of warmth, wit, and so many questions. I really like the way she asks questions in her work. I found myself stopping in my tracks, sometimes doubling back after a few pages as I realized my thoughts weren’t keeping up with...more
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Weaving a New Eden by Sherry Chandler
Weaving a New Eden
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Weaving a New Eden is an exploration of place as told by and for the women who built it. Beginning with a meditation on personal loss and carrying through a fragmentary poetic history of the settling of Kentucky and circling back again to “The North...more
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Weaving a New Eden by Sherry Chandler
" Remarkable work. Sherry lets her women have their say. Lovely from beginning to end, I was left wanting more stories from these amazing women. "
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Nature Watch Austin by Lynne Weber
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A great way to get to know more of the wild side of this wonderful city.
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Childhood's End by Arthur C. Clarke
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One of my all time favorite books.
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365 by W.B. Marsh
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Nature Watch Austin by Lynne Weber
" We are loving this book. It is so nice that to find a book that is so specific to Austin. Everything in it is around here and most is easily found. I love that it gives advice on what trails/parks are the best to find different things. And the lay... " Read more of this review »
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I'm the author of the poetry collection Carry On Dancing (Winter Goose Publishing, 2012) which will be out on Amazon.com and Bn.com in mid-March - and...more



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