Four Poems

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Kevin Brown, Lee University

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About This Work

It’s not difficult for me to write about (or using) retro technology. I don’t own a cell phone, e-reader, or tablet, nor do I watch television or keep up with contemporary music. Even the technology I do use is usually several years out of date. Writing poetry feels retro these days, as the way to become a successful (or at least well-known author) is to write a young adult novel or erotica, it seems. Writing and reading have become counter-cultural (or retro) in themselves. However, I am drawn to story and language, so I try to tell stories from my life or use language to provide meaning to what I see in the world. Perhaps one day doing so will come back into fashion.


 

Four Poems

"Changing the Channel"

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["Changing the Channel"]">Text: "Changing the Channel"

 

"Jack Wonders What Happened to CompuServe"

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"Resistentialism"

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"The Ring of My Rotary Phone Always Annoys Guests"

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["The Ring of My Rotary Phone Always Annoys Guests"]">Text: "The Ring of My Rotary Phone Always Annoys Guests"

 


 

Biography

Kevin Brown is a Professor at Lee University. He has one book of poetry, Exit Lines (Plain View Press, 2009) and two chapbooks: Abecedarium (Finishing Line Press, 2011) and Holy Days: Poems (winner of Split Oak Press Chapbook Contest, 2012). He also has a memoir, Another Way: Finding Faith, Then Finding It Again (Wipf and Stock, 2012), and a book of scholarship, They Love to Tell the Stories: Five Contemporary Novelists Take on the Gospels (Kennesaw State University Press, 2012). He received his MFA from Murray State University.

 

© 2013 Kevin Brown, used by permission


Technoculture Volume 3 (2013)