Linda L. Beeman's booklet of poems re: "Wallace, Idaho" has just arrived. Top-notched rhymes of the Great Fire, prostitutes & Uncle Bunker, including "Hook House," which begins:
"Every 12-year-olds charged/With selling something to benefit anything/Knew like the Lord’s Prayer/The first steps you climbed led to brothel doors"
And: "On the Rocks," which begins:
"By 1955 only weathered screeds/painted on the odd boulder/denouncing Wobblies survived/hinting at savage battles--/union versus mine owner."
And: "Harry," which begins:
"Harry lived down the block at First and Bank/grandson of one of those Bull penned/miners caught up in early labor wars."
If you love history and/or Wallace, "Wallace, Idaho" is a must read. It's available from Amazon.com for $10, plus shipping and handling, or signed copies can be ordered from the author, email@example.com, for $14, including shipping and handling. And you can tell Linda that Huckleberries sent you. More info here.