Jan Beatty

Jan Beatty

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Jan Beatty
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Jan Beatty is an American poet.Born in 1952 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, she received her Bachelor of Arts from the West Virginia University and her Master of Fine Arts from the University of Pittsburgh. She currently resides in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, with her husband, musician Don Hollowood.

Her most recent poetry collection is The Switchin ...
Popular Poems
1.
Report From The Skinhouse
I went looking for the body.

The apple, tree, the river.
Gliding voice, curve of arm,
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2.
I'll Write the Girl
The thing I'll never write is the green leaf
with its rubbery-hard veins, I'll never
write the structure exposed, instead
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3.
Sticking It to the Man
Lateeka's working, my favorite teller—
she's got wild nail art & fire red/
feather extensions.
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4.
Zen of Tipping
My friend Lou
used to walk up to strangers
and tip them—no, really—
he'd cruise the South Side,
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5.
The Kindness
Banff, Alberta

The mother elk and 2 babies are sniffing
the metal handle of the bear-proof trash bin.
I remember the instructions for city people:
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