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Poetry from Illinois Times
Illinois Times is a weekly published in Springfield, IL, with a circulation that compasses central Illinois. It's an excellent paper (to us Democrats; Springfield's daily paper is pretty conservative). Though I've published several books in verse, I'd never thought of myself as a poet, and so was surprised when the IT editor asked me to provide them with a poem a week. I decided to give it a try. My first poem (Jan 6 '05) tells about taking the job. It's an assignment I've thoroughly enjoyed. No pay passes hands, but I have the freedom to write whatever I want, in any way I want. And unlike the long process of publishing a book, a local topic can show up in next week's issue.

What began as a single booklet of published poems has grown to a five-year collection. And... I'm not done yet!

You can see my poem-a-week every week on Illinois Times' website.

2005

Cover art by SamBDavis

2006

Cover art by SamBDavis

2007

Cover art by SamBDavis

2008

Cover art by J. Mitch Hopper

2009

Cover art by J. Mitch Hopper

2010

Cover art by J. Mitch Hopper

2011

Cover art by J. Mitch Hopper

2012

Cover art by J. Mitch Hopper

2013

Cover art by J. Mitch Hopper

 

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