Chuck Salmons earned his M.A. in English from Northern Michigan University in 2005 and currently works as
publications editor for the Ohio Geological Survey in Columbus, Ohio.
His poems have appeared in several journals and anthologies, including Pudding Magazine,
Paradigm, Red Thread Gold Thread, and Appleseeds. He won the 2011 William Redding Memorial Poetry,
sponsored by The Poetry Forum of Columbus, and regularly gives readings around the state of Ohio.
Chuck also is newsletter editor and secretary of Ohio Poetry Association, where he's written book
and chapbook reviews for the OPA newsletter.
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creation and the choir sang.
On Monday, Miss Thomas simplified the universe,
taught us the Big Bang. She blew God's
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