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  November 2019
volume 16 number 2
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  Stefanie Bennett
  Jack G. Bowman
  Deborah Edler Brown
  Sir Mark Bruback
  Chella Courington
  Rich Follett
  Alex Hernandez
  Cynthia Linville
  Rick Lupert
  William Mohr
  Larissa Shmailo
  Michael Dwayne Smith
  Martin Willitts, Jr
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Jack G. Bowman November 2019



Madame Aperture

    Jack was born to a workin' class family in southwestern Ohio, but soon moved to southern California where he lives today. Changes in subculture as well as the 'spirit of the times' affected his writing and philosophy. He graduated from California State Polytechnic University in Pomona in 1986 with a Bachelor of Arts in Behavioral Science. He graduated from Pacific Oaks College in Pasadena with a Master of Arts in Marriage, Family and Child Counseling in 1997.
His work in the mental health field since 1984, as well as his own bizarre life experiences, figure prominently in his poetry, art, songs and prose. Jack is a licensed Psychotherapist in the Los Angeles area.
    He has been a published poet since 1991. Approximately 500 of his poems have been displayed in small presses, anthologies, and on the internet. He has self-published 12 books of poetry.
Jack's website



Change the Reflection

Marginal perceptions
watching old things die
feeling pressure; as those younger than him
‘take their last’ and drift away

a sapling that doesn’t make it,
a host of barren seed, there but to feed birds

he watches, sees, as the climate changes; heats, dries,
spins the atmosphere
how devastations occur
there is no longer a need to ask why

so, he looks at himself,
the only one he really knows
chews on the gristle
of his coming incarnations
not pleased,
driven to move an alternate direction
create a new part
more alert and with
something deeper to say.

copyright 2019 Jack G. Bowman