Stephen Roxborough

Rookie (June 4,1953 / Albany, New York)

Biography of Stephen Roxborough

Stephen Roxborough (aka roxword and Rox.) was born in New York to a Canadian father and American mother. He was raised in the Midwest, and grew up in Vancouver, B.C. He won Canadian and British swimming titles and represented Canada on the national team. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, washed dishes with aliens in Las Vegas, and rode his ten-speed from Cape Spear to Victoria. His spoken word cd 'spiritual demons' is for sale at and He is a board member and Northwest Regional V.P. for the Washington Poets Association, as well as Head Poet for Madrona Center on Guemes Island. An award-winning performance poet, Rox. was nominated for a 2003 Pushcart Prize and appeared at the 2004 Skagit River Poetry Festival. He currently contemplates American culture in Anacortes, WA.

Stephen Roxborough's Works:

Making Love in the War Zone (with Tammy Kay Kaiser) 2001

spiritual demons (roxword) 2002

So Far, All the Very Important Subversive Mind-Expanding Long Ones Nobody Dares Publish yet Except Me (ego-train express) 2002 Updates

Why Bukowski Inspires

why Charles Bukowski inspires flabby old white
guys to remain true to cheap booze, endurance
and unadulterated sexual poetics:

i was gonna write a long winded 10 page scholarly
essay on the zen of imbalance but then i drank
too much beer and came to my senses

because Bukowski told us to forget about fame

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