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JACOB BOYD (he|him)

Issue #5—Three Movements for Strays; A Good Funeral

What's something you want to create in 2019?

A long narrative poem about my grandfather's experience as a Naval officer in WWII.

Name a writer you discovered in the past 12 months that you think others should know about

Claire Bateman. It's embarrassing to say I've "discovered" her work, because she has written an incredibly diverse and impressive range of books of poems. But what an intelligent and weird and playful voice to have found!

Name a book you read in the past 12 months that surprised you

An American Marriage. I thought I was too jaded to be completely taken in by a character in the first ten pages, but I was wrong.

If your approach to writing were a car company slogan, what would it be?

Fix Or Repair Daily

What are your sun, moon, and rising signs?

Sun: Capricorn; Moon: Scorpio; Ascendant: Aquarius

What is a piece or project you're working on now, that will be released soon, or that was recently released that you'd like to share with our readers?

My poem “Dreaming Dogs” appeared last month in the Jet Fuel Review.