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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.

Friday, July 1, 2016

The Pope is Like a Republican Senator

I do think the Pope has taken some amazing stances and been leader for the good on a whole lot of issues. It has been a great change. On LGBT issues, his talk has been a big improvement. This week he said the church might owe an apology to LGBT folks. BUT come on--he knows how it is. 

This on-line journal is great in terms of poetry that responds to current events from a progressive political point of view. I encourage others to consider sending their poetry with that slant there. You can't do simultaneous submission but they respond very quickly since they was current response to current events. Most of my responses have been within a day to a week. The editor's writing
is worth checking out too.

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