i just read a new
study that says all of the
old studies are wrong

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my heart is a bird
held captive in my ribcage
my heart has feathers

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bill, you took a shit
in a frying pan…we’re sorry
but you’ve been chopped

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have you noticed that
whenever a plane crashes
it is breaking news

 


bill campana made his debut on december 8, 1955. disappointed with his early attempts at life, he abandoned his native bedford, ohio for phoenix, arizona. disappointed with his early attempts at writing poetry, he abandoned the craft for 20 years before returning with focus and purpose in 1997. writing poetry with the intent of reading it aloud in public, he has called many venues “home” in the 18 years since, hosting and participating in poetry slams and poetry open mics (more often than not). bill is currently at {9} the gallery on phoenix’s legendary grand avenue, hosting the open mic portion of the caffeine corridor poetry series, now in its 7th year. this is his 3rd collection of poetry.

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