Victims of a Failed Civics

Speculative poetry describing surreal interactions between the individual and his or her society. A man who is a novelty because he is always on fire. A boy who can summon snakes. A man who feels a connection to the wolf at his door. A daughter who is turning into a mule. An alcoholic town that refuses to give in to advancing temperance leaguers. More. More

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About Ken Poyner

Ken Poyner has published more than 200 stories and 1200 poems in more than 200 journals and magazines, both print and web based. His books include "Cordwood" (poetry), 1985; "Sciences, Social" (poetry), 1995; "Constant Animals" (fictions), 2013; "The Book of Robot"; (poetry), 2016; "Victims of a Failed Civics"; (poetry), 2016; "Avenging Cartography"; (fictions), 2017; "The Revenge of the House Hurlers", 2018. He has taught creative writing on a Poets in the schools Virginia teaching fellowship; and given readings, or taught seminars, at Bucknel University, George Washington University, the Bethesda Writers Center, and elsewhere. He has been nominated for multiple Pushcart prizes, multiple Rhysling and Dwarf Stars awards, the Sidewise award, and several Best of the Net award. His work appears in a number of contemporary anthologies. He is known for his surreal and Irreal topics and methods.

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