—Green Grass and Yellow Balloons
Etheridge Knight: “Green Grass & Yellow Balloons”
—We who walk in new ways
And we who walk in new ways will hear you, we will hear you, and sing too, of green grass and yellow balloons. … You must think I’m crazy.
—The Morning of the Poet
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I’m excited to unveil a leaked video of Rauan Klassnik taking a bath. The footage includes erotic toe shots, poems once lodged, now dripping, from a pink wig, and huge, excessive blown bubbles filled with cow bones and baseball cap sweat; a burial undone:
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Nico ALVARADO was born in Basque country in 1971 and educated in Scotland, Switzerland, and Ohio. After achieving some renown as a telemark skier in the late 1980s, he spent many years writing Argentine soap operas. The author of many unpublished works of poetry and detective fiction, he lives in Montana and raises bighorn sheep.
Amelia MCKNIGHT has lived in and around Kansas City her entire life. She is currently a senior in painting at the Kansas City Art Institute. She collects books about animals and likes to go to the zoo.
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