J. Patrick Lemarr

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Poetry Lab: Week Four

            This is our fourth Poetry Lab and the first time we focus on a single poem instead of the usual two. “Cordially Yours, Regards” from Pearl Dandy is a lengthier poem than most I have written and, honestly, is more of a rant than a…

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Poetry Lab: Week Two

Today, we’ll take a look at two more pieces from Pearl Dandy, “Loretta” and “A Poem for Children.” Both pieces are a bit absurd and comedic. When I began to write poetry for what eventually became Pearl Dandy, I had gone quite a while without penning any poetry. For I…

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Poetry Lab: Week One

I sometimes think poetry is a mystic art. It is the conjuring of words and forms, meter and (sometimes) rhyme to transport—intellectually and emotionally if not, at times, spiritually—both poet and reader to another place where we can commune in some deeper understanding of one another. No matter the subject,…

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Bonus Book Friday is here!

On Friday, June 7th, between Noon and Midnight (CST), each order of "I Am A Broken House"in paperback will receive a 2nd work from me absolutely free. The humble goal is to sell at least 10 books during that 12 hour block, so I'm offering these free additions to encourage…

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A taste of things to come…

May should finally bring the release of Underneath, my horror single. I had hoped you'd already have it in your hand, but producing a chapbook is not at all like producing copy and sending it off to become the printer's headache. Chapbooks are homemade affairs and, if I'm the one…

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