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Author: Buck Downs

A native of Jones County, Miss., Buck Downs was raised in south Florida and later traveled to Texas then Louisiana in search of an education. In 1988 he moved to Washington, DC, where he still lives and works. Over the course of thirty years in Washington, Buck has led or contributed to many poetry and publishing ventures, including the Washington Review, Pink Line, and the D.C. Arts Center, where he currently serves as President of the Board of Directors. He is the author of MARIJUANA SOFTDRINK (Edge Books, 1999), Ladies Love Outlaws, You Can't Get Enough of What You Really Don't Need, TACHYCARDIA: POEMS 2010 - 2012 (Edge Books, 2015), and UNINTENDED EMPIRE: 1989-2012 (Furniture Press Books, 2018). In addition to writing and publishing books, Buck is best known for his poetry postcards, which have gone out to a list of about 200 friends and fellow poets since the mid-90s, and other author-published ephemera and printed objects.

MARIJUANA SOFT DRINK
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MARIJUANA SOFT DRINK

Edge Books

Poetry. Buck Downs, the Washington D.C.-based publisher of Buck Down Books, has become known as one of the true risk-takers in small press poetry publishing, and has now released some of his own work on Edge Books. From the poem "Café Triste": no cr...

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Tachycardia: Poems 2010 - 2012
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Tachycardia: Poems 2010 - 2012

Edge Books

Poetry. Buck Downs is a master of the short lyric a la Berrigan, Myles, and Williams (that's Jonathan and William Carlos). TACHYCARDIA collects three years of his high-impact poiesis—this from "Eventox": "sharpie-lined page-a-days / recycling down /...

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Unintended Empire: 1989-2012

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Unintended Empire: 1989-2012

Furniture Press Books

Poetry. "Hi, Buck Downs would like to add you to his human network. This writing is wishing you will be here. A kind of private reception beyond the book space. Measured in the poem-postcard's shade, there is no such thing as a stranger. The Downs s...

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