Jeremy D. Wells

Jeremy D. Wells

Portsmouth, Ohio
Jeremy D. Wells
Portsmouth, Ohio
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Jeremy D. Wells was raised in the Appalachian foothills of eastern Kentucky where the trees, streams, fields, hollows and people influenced every fibre of his being.
After working for various small newspapers across southern and central Ohio, Jeremy moved to Austin, TX where he currently lives and works as a freelance writer.
Popular Poems
1.
Untitled (My Director)
Feed me a line and I'll speak it
Give me a script and I'll read it
My improvisation is obviously insufficient, my director
and though I surely believed I was chosen for the natural talents I displayed,
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2.
When Janie Comes Marching Home
When Johnny comes marching home again,
Hurrah! Hurrah!
We'll give him a hearty welcome then
Hurrah! Hurrah!
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3.
For Jesse Stuart
Jesse,
Be glad that you are dead,
Because I read your stories
Of Kentucky in spring
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4.
Hillbilly
'My people was music.
Their lives were poems
told in the old language
of earth and season,
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5.
Shampoo Sutra
I took a shower with shampoo today,
using the last sliver of soap to wash my face,
and turning the bottle upside down,
balancing it on its too small neck and lid,
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