The bad little brother of the Aurorean

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[one_half last=”yes” class=”” id=””]SPRING 2016[/one_half]

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John Isaac Miller (Georgic No. 4)

The sisters expect nothing from him since nothing is
what they usually end up with when it’s time
to go home, so they say why not to a round
of Slippery Nipples, listening to him go on and
on about the time a cow kicked him in the head and how
instead of stars he saw milkers
hovering over the kind of clover

you see on Bag Balm tins and naked women hiding
behind arborvitae smoking roll-your-owns and
holding longnecks in the hook between their first
and middle fingers. He says everything began as a farm and
it’ll all end as one too and with that they say ok
to another round, the harvest moon looking in on them
or maybe the hunter’s moon or just the moon.


Bio

[highlight color=”” rounded=”no” class=”” id=””]John Surowiecki[/highlight]is the author of four books of poetry-Flies (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2012), Barney and Gienka (CW Press, 2010), The Hat City after Men Stopped Wearing Hats (Washington Prize, Word Works, 2007) and Watching Cartoons before Attending a Funeral (White Pine Prize, White Pine Press, 2003)-and eight chapbooks. Surowiecki was awarded the Nimrod Pablo Neruda Prize, and the runner up prize at the Sunken Garden Poetry Festival National Competition. He has won a number of other contests, including those sponsored by Georgia State Review and Common Ground Review. He was also awarded a Poetry Fellowship by the Connecticut Commission on Culture and Tourism. His chapbook Missing Persons (Encircle Publications, 2015) was the 2015 winner of Encircle Publications’ annual chapbook contest.