icy roads may exist | marc olmsted


Bloody moon of forest fires low on the horizon a store selling “chainsaw carvings” meth girl weeping on the phone in front of the all-night gas station other denizens circling on bicycles I’m completely lost heading for the Econolodge 2AM

Marc Olmsted has appeared in City Lights Journal, New Directions in Prose & Poetry, New York Quarterly, The Outlaw Bible of American Poetry and a variety of small presses.  He is the author of six collections of poetry, including What Use Am I a Hungry Ghost?, which has an introduction by Allen Ginsberg.   Olmsted's 25 year relationship with Ginsberg is chronicled in his  Beatdom Books memoir Don't Hesitate: Knowing Allen Ginsberg 1972-1997 - Letters and Recollections, available on Amazon.
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