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Jerry D. Mathes II

Jerry D. Mathes II’s most recent book is a poetry collection titled The Journal West, and he is the recipient of a Jack Kent Cooke Scholarship. He once worked as a cargo specialist at the South Pole, where he taught the southernmost poetry workshop in the world. He lives with his wife and their two daughters in Boise, Idaho.

— From April 2012
Essays, Memoirs, and True Stories

The Lonely Bull

In sixth grade I played football in rural Ash Creek, Arizona. My family had just moved there from a suburb of Phoenix, and my only prior experience with football had been when my dad would toss one around with my two younger brothers and me, drilling me in the chest with hard passes.

April 2012
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