Poetry. "'I am on dead songbird patrol...' Phil Estes's poems start out as slacker jokes but then they go wrong. Sometimes they go so wrong that they become frightening and politically charged or become beautiful meditations on art. Or do both at the same time. 'Mmm-hmm' has never sounded as prophetic and poetic as in these snippets from a scary-funny Middle America. Lets call him the Mallarmé of the Strip Mall."—Johannes Göransson
Phil Estes is the author of HIGH LIFE (Horse Less Press, 2016). His chapbooks are Gem City/Fountain City, Children of Reagan (both from Rabbit Catastrophe), and Slowjams (Living Arts). His work has appeared in Action Yes, Diagram, Lungfull, West Wind Review, Willow Springs, and others. He lives in Shreveport, Louisiana, and teaches writing at Louisiana Tech.
Author City: SHREVEPORT, LA USA