Behold my head:
a totem, an egg;
my arms are snakes
and I’m smiling.
My brain speaks Greek
and with the Geeks
This poem is from the author's two-volume poem Recto Verso, written ambidextrously in the white spaces of Carl Jung's Liber Novus.
Mike Barrett helped establish the poetry slam in Chicago during the 1980s before moving on to more esoteric pursuits. He has a B.A. in Economics from the University of Notre Dame and a Ph.D. in Creative Writing from the University of Illinois at Chicago. He has published many poems and essays. He lives, and teaches, in central Missouri.
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