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Joe Milford

Joseph Victor Milford is a Professor of English and a Georgia writer who is currently working on his EdD doctoral studies. He was born in Alabama in 1972, and he went on to receive his Bachelors degree from the University of West Georgia, in English and Philosophy, and then his MFA in Poetry from the Writers' Workshop at the University of Iowa. His first collection of poems, Cracked Altimeter, was published by BlazeVox Press in 2010, and he is presently composing a collection of poems with Hydeout Press, forthcoming in 2015. He is also the host of The Joe Milford Poetry Show, where he has compiled an archive of over 300 interviews and readings with American and Canadian poets.  He is also a member of the Southern Collective Experience.

three-legged dog


bicycle chain

stretching wrack


tarred and feathered

i don’t run

in those


of circles

all that was left

under that sheet

was two eyeballs

hung from few teeth

he found out

that day

the worst way

one could be


to be broken is

to be beautiful

is to be



to argue is to stop a planet
from rotating
to argue is to start a planet
full rotating

a dog or dove
you are just as likely both
so you run
with feathers
in your mouth
to eat your own
and call this


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