...she lights herself on fire hoping I die from smoke inhalation..."Random Acts Of Blindness" -EMOTIONALORPHAN- “Too often, since Ginsberg, have the annals of confessional poetry been populated by the kind of insipid, self-indulgent knee-jerk narcissism that passes for the genre these days. Too often, since Bukowski, has the term ‘out-law poetry’ been wheeled to justify screeds of rigourless egoism, and the appellation of ‘out-law poet’ as a pose, a prop in said poet’s on-going orgiastic festival of shameless self-promotion. Too long. But no more..."”
—by U.K. Poet-Author, Fran Lock
Jack Varnell I am a contemporary prose poet, and writer living in the suburbs of Atlanta, Ga. Usually writing under the pseudonym "The Emotional Orphan", my first chapbook was published in June 2010, through Hello Poetry. Predominantly an online...