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John Struloeff

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John Struloeff’s first job was as a gas-station attendant in Oregon, which somehow led to his current appointment as the poet laureate of Malibu, California. His latest book is The Work of a Genius, a verse biography of Albert Einstein.

— From March 2021
Poetry

Fighting Back

When I was nine, / my father began / telling me how to hurt / other boys. He said to / squeeze their upper lips / until their eyes watered / or twist their ears and / hold them low so you can / walk them like a dog.

March 2021
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