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What’s your excuse?

The Weekly Alibi is an alternative newspaper published in Albuquerque, New Mexico.  From 1996 to 2000, it published a baker’s dozen of my poems in its annual Valentine’s Day poetry contest.  It also published one of my haiku in its 2000 haiku contest.  This week I’m posting those poems here on my blog.  I’m not all that wild about them–in fact, some of them are at least a little embarrassing–but I’m not going to try to hide them.

Next week I’ll probably post my earliest published poetry, the stuff from the mid-1970s to the mid-1990s.  There’s not as much of that, and there’s probably not any that may be as embarrassing as “Capitano’s Romance” or “Personals: I Saw U” or “Invitation to the Ball,” the last two of which were winners in the Alibi contests’ “Why I’m a Pathetic, Dateless Loser” category.

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