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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, April 11, 2016

In the Land of the Stuck

There is so much violence in the world, such a huge gap in wealth, and then there's mortality.  And yet I go on living, with most of my energy focused on the small details of my life . . .

I was honored to have New Verse News publish this poem.

In the Land of the Stuck

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