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James Benger

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James Benger is the author of two fiction ebooks, and three chapbooks, one full-length, and coauthor of three split books of poetry. He is on the Board of Directors of The Writers Place and the Riverfront Readings Committee, and is the founder of the 365 Poems In 365 Days online workshop, and is Editor In Chief of the subsequent anthology series. He lives in Kansas City with his wife and children.

(Author Portrait Credit: 2017 Jeanette Powers)

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As I Watch You Fade

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365 Days: A Poetry Anthology

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You've Heard It All Before

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The Park

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Against the Dark: road poems

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Everyone's Alone Tonight

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From The Back

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Things Have Changed

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Flight 776

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Jack Of Diamonds

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Falling off the Empire State Building by Jimmy Pappas
Falling off the Empire State Building by Jimmy Pappas
"Very much enjoyed this chapbook (a Rattle chapbook award winner) by New Hampshire poet Jimmy Pappas. The poems are honest and affecting, especially those about the poet's relationship with his father. I heard Jimmy read some of these poems, including" Read more of this review »
365 Days Vol. 3 by 365 Days Poets
"So honored to be a part of this intimate and thoughtful collection; one of the 23 poets included. Find five of my poems here, one that can't be found anywhere else is my homage to the simile an exercise I will be teaching in my upcoming workshop. I e" Read more of this review »
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An Optimist's Journal of the End of Days and Other Stories by Cat Russell
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John Dorsey
“you told me once
about how they used
to build whole city states
out of poems

how everything you see here
is made out of
the bones of dreams

how having a stiff
drink with lorca meant
you had to write
everything down right away

lately the words just
won’t come”
John Dorsey
tags: poetry

Kurt Vonnegut Jr.
“Those who believe in telekinetics, raise my hand.”
Kurt Vonnegut

Kurt Vonnegut Jr.
“We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be.”
Kurt Vonnegut, Mother Night




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