John Yamrus

Since 1970 John Yamrus has published 26 volumes of poetry and 2 novels. He has also had more than 1,800 poems published in print magazines around the world. Selections of his poetry have been translated into several languages, including Spanish, Swedish, French, Japanese, Italian, Romanian, Albanian and Bengali. His poetry is taught in a number of colleges and universities. I ADMIT NOTHING is his newest book.

His website is: http://www.johnyamrus.com

there

is
nothing
sadder
than
a
dead
dog
on
the
side
of
the
road

……………………………………………………..

she said

you
think
that silly,
stupid grin
makes you bulletproof,

don’t you?

then,
just to be

a
bitch,
she went
and proved him

wrong.

………………………………………………………………………………….

if

you
want
your poems

to
be
real…

live them.

don’t
write
them.
………………………………………………………………………………………..

at the doctor’s today,

one of the nurses
wanted to
meet
me.

she said she
had all my
books,

which had to be
a lie, but it
was okay,

because she was pretty
and didn’t laugh
when the
doctor

had me take off my shirt,
drop my pants
and cough.
……………………………………………………………………………….

when

it
came

to
him,

she
always

knew

that much

was
never

more.

John Yamrus

John Yamrus may be contacted through his webpage http://www.johnyamrus.com/

Interview
Poetry Circle

Doing the Work: An Interview with John Yamrus

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