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Roberto Bolano, an Appreciation by Ron Kolm

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Roberto Bolano, an Appreciation   by Ron Kolm     So you’re a young poet, and you’ve just heard a pretty good reading at Gathering of Tribes on Third Street, and you had yourself a beer or two during the event, which you didn’t pay for because you’re broke and the amount of rent you pay for your East Village walk-up is exorbitant, but you mean well, you’re not a bad person; you’ll drop some extra change in the hat …

Hand Jobs, a poem by Ron Kolm

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Hand Jobs It’s my first day on the job — A factory making steel drums. “You’ll be rubbing acid on new Welds to seal them,” the foreman Tells me. “Here’s some rubber Gloves,” he says, throwing me a pair. “You don’t want to get that shit On your skin.” I put them on And feel air on my hands. The tips of the gloves are Worn away, and I wiggle My fingers for his benefit. “Sorry, dude, it’s all we …

PEOPs Reading at the Bowery Poetry Club NYC by Ron Kolm

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