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Menthol Slim One-Twenty Blues: A Review

I love WALTER BECK: poet, POLARI writer, LGBT activist. Part Hunter S. Thompson, part rock and rolla in Amish country and all around literary revolutionary. Indiana: be proud. We need him.
 Readers of the AMONG THE LEAVES: QUEER MALE POETS ON THE MIDWESTERN EXPERIENCEanthology will undoubtedly remember his provocative work as well as WRITING KNIGHTS PRESS' readers. I recently spent my birthday catching up with some reading including Beck's new poetry chapbook

 Of course it's brilliant and even, at times, funny (Customer Portraits) take on American life and politics loaded with razor sharp observations. America: be proud.
We are forgetting how to live And slouching towards existence.
he warns in How the Story Ends. I really enjoyed his Old Skin Transformation:
I miss the guys, The bars, the protests,  The pickets, the press, The booze and the action,
I miss this storied past, Only because it used to be The present.
This is blue collar life skewer…