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What I've Learned from Poetry Workshops

(De((a))dicated to Academia)

written by: Heath Brougher


We are
all made
of puppy-dog
tears. At
least that's
what I've
learned from
the rampant
Academic Poetry
that chokes
to death
anything that
dare color
outside the

Or am
I mistaken?

Please! Somebody
tell me
what I
should think!

Academia has
poisoned my
pineal and
I am
slowly choking
to death
on this
omnipresent mediocrity!

Heath Brougher

Heath Brougher

Heath Brougher is the Editor in Chief of Concrete Mist Press as well as Poetry Editor for Into the Void Magazine, winner of the 2017 and 2018 Saboteur Award for Best Magazine. He is a multiple Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net Nominee and was awarded Taj Mahal Review's 2018 Poet of the Year Award. His latest collections are "Bleeding Backwards" (Diaphanous Press, 2019) and "Change Your Mind" (Alien Buddha Press, 2019). His first book of nonfiction is due out later this year.
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