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The Moe Green Poetry Discussion with guest Mikel Weisser

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Join Rafael as he talks to Mikel Weisser About the Author-- Born in 1959, a native Texan, Mikel Weisser traveled America by thumb as a teen, married well, raised one son and did a great variety of jobs: upholsterer’s apprentice, radio installer, house painter, plumber, carpenter, janitor, apartment maintenance worker, freelance journalist, carnie, griller, food co-op manager, and social worker, before finally finding the jobs he most loves: teacher. Weisser has an MA from the University of Illinois at Springfield and an M Ed from Northern Arizona. He apprenticed in the robust Springfield Poetry scene for 15 years before moving to Western Arizona in 2001. Over the years, he has published hundreds of freelance magazine and newspaper articles and political commentary columns, along with 7 books of poetry and short fiction. A former homeless shelter administrator, contestant on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, and survivor of his first wife's suicide, Weisser teaches m!