My Name: /j/oozlum/
Link to my blog: http://joozlum.com/
I hope it’s okay that my poem is in a picture. I always try to make the photographs clean and legible.
I’m from Maryland, in the United States. I collect typewriters, and they’ve become a large part of my poetry. Each one adds a touch of its own quirks and characteristics to the writing.
The typewriter I typed up the poem I’ve submitted here is a Remington Portable #1 from 1924, and it’s the only one in my collection that came to me rather than being found. It was my grandfather’s. He used and maintained it for his entire adult life, and one day last year my dad found it in our attic. It had been up there for ten or twenty years, but it still smelled how I remembered his house, and it still works.
Thank you for your amazing blog and giving a free platform for poets to submit their work to.