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Jim Croteau lives in Kalamazoo, Michigan with his partner of 31 years, Darryl, and their two Labrador retrievers. He grew up gay and Catholic and white in the southern United States in the 1960’s and 70’s and has spent his adult life in small non-coastal cities, mostly in the Midwest. He loved his mother very much. He began writing poetry in May 2012 at first to cope with life in times of aging and then, well, he sorta caught the poetry bug. He is still working as a professor in Counselor Education and Counseling Psychology at Western Michigan University.

Monday, March 28, 2016

Friday April 1, Doors Open at 8, Open Mic at 8:30 and the Feature Poet (gulp, me) at 9PM

I am excited and a good bit nervous to be invited to be the feature poet at Fire Historical and Cultural Arts Collaborative first Friday poetry event.  This will be the first i time that I have gotten to read a chunk of my work and it is at the place, where in my older age, I have "grown up poetically".  I am so grateful.  Come if you can!