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

Father Goosed

she doesn't see the kids i see
she thinks her stuff is all about me
she's given up on intimacy
it's simple my wife hates me

i'd take it like a manly man
how my life would be complete
if i were a bloody masochist
i'd embrace her every critique

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