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Today's poem is "Mississippi Crossing"

from Beloit Poetry Journal

Kevin Heaton is originally from Kansas and Oklahoma, and now writes in South Carolina. His fourth chapbook of poetry, Chronicles, was published by Finishing Line Press in 2012. His work has been nominated for Best of the Net and has appeared or is forthcoming in a number of publications, including Raleigh Review, Beloit Poetry Journal, Beecher’s Magazine, Crannóg, and Mixed Fruit. He is among the Best New Poets 2013, and a three-time Pushcart Prize nominee.

Other poems on the web by Kevin Heaton:
Two poems
"The Electorate"
Three poems
Three poems
"Tulips in Snowmelt"
"Triple Crowned"
"The Moonshiner’s Prayer"
"Oaths and Psalms"
"Whirl Within a Wheel"
Two poems
Three poems
Two poems
Two poems
"Country Doctor"

Kevin Heaton's Website.

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