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Justin Hamm

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Originally from the flatlands of central Illinois, Justin Hamm now lives near Twain Territory in Missouri, where he works as a K-12 Librarian/Media Specialist in a small rural school district. His work, fiction or poetry, has appeared in numerous publications. Recent work has also been selected for the Stanley Hanks Memorial Poetry Prize from the St. Louis Poetry Center. Justin earned his MFA from Southern Illinois University Carbondale in 2005.

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The Everyday Parade / Alone...

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Illinois, My Apologies

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American Ephemeral

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Lessons in Ruin

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233 ¡ POETRY ! — 21007 members — last activity 9 hours, 11 min ago
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