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Swimming Obol River With My Brother, Spooner County, WI

Ben Debus reads "Swimming Obol River with My Brother, Spooner County, WI," "The Abandoned House at 824 Sleepy Hollow Road," and more.

Ben Debus

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Poet Ben Debus.

It was this then, the mystery of man seizing from the land, and the land seizing back, year after year, that drew Douglas, knowing the towns never really won, they only existed in calm peril…” –Ray Bradbury, Dandelion Wine

Ben Debus is a graduate of Indiana University’s MFA program. His poems have appeared most recently in Spoon River Poetry Review, Cincinnati Review, and Lumina. He lives near Detroit with his wife, poet Cate Whetzel, and teaches at a local university.

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