"There was a time in my early twenties when I thought I could actually make a living as a poet. You can go ahead and laugh at that a bit if you’d like, because I am. But what can I say, I was young, I was high as a kite most of the time, and I was in love with the idea of creating art-for-art's sake. I'd figure how I would keep a roof over my head with poetry somehow."
From the Introduction of All Those Hungry Mouths
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Much like the short stories of Keith Rawson, the poems in All Those Hungry Mouths is filled with the desperate and the lonely; with criminals and victims; with the saved and the ruined. But despite the darkness of each piece, there is a spark of familiarity where we see ourselves.