Burgess Needle

Rookie (June 19,1941 / Boston, MA)

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Burgess Needle, an Arizona poet, has a new collection of poems out by Big Table Press titled THAI COMIC BOOKS and Other Poems. They may be found at www.burgessneedle.com. Burgess lives in Tucson with his wife, Barbara, a retired school psychologist. Burgess was awarded an undergraduate degree in English Literature from the University of Massachusetts (Amherst) after ten years in which he ... more »

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  • Burgess Needle Burgess Needle (11/6/2017 8:58:00 AM)

    Burgess Needle no longer lives in Arizona. He now lives in Ripton, Vermont. His e-mail bbneedle@cox.net NO LONGER EXISTS! His current e-mail is: burgessneedle@gmail.com. Update: his wife passed away in 2013.

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Otzi: High Altitude Hunter


[Ötzi, a 5300 year old Chalcolithic (Copper Age) Europeans mummy, was found by two German tourists on the slopes of the Italian alps on September 19,1991; the body was at first thought to be a modern corpse.]

Otzi’s been dead 5,300 years, but thawed only twenty.
Found on an Alpine slope, he lived
before countries, but after copper.
Did Merak and Dubhe still point to Polaris
when Otzi stared up seeking North
As they did the evening I shadowed
crowds across the mall at ...

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