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Favorite Author, a poem by Lylanne Musselman

Editor's note: Kurt Vonnegut was born on Nov. 11, 1922.

Favorite Author
by Lylanne Musselman

Pall-Mall smoker,
satirical joker,
technology hater,
Kilgore Trout creator,

POW survivor,
witty writer,
selfie screenprinter,
granfalloon spinner,

generational uniter,
political divider,
famous Hoosier,
mustache wearer,

advice giver,
life observer,
Saab dealer,
blues stealer,

wampeters definer,
reading reviver,
so it goes sayer,
controversy diver.

In a reading rut?
Get Vonnegut.

Bio: Lylanne Musselman is an award winning poet, playwright, and artist. Her work has appeared in Pank, Flying Island, The Tipton Poetry Journal, Poetry BreakfastSo it Goes, Issue 3, among others, and many anthologies.  In addition, Musselman has twice been a Pushcart nominee. Musselman is the author of three chapbooks, with a fourth forthcoming, Weathering Under the Cat, from Finishing Line Press. She also co-authored Company of Women: New and Selected Poems (Chatter House Press, 2013). Presently, she teaches writing at IUPUI, and online for Ivy Tech Community College.