John Compton is a 33 year old gay poet who lives in Kentucky. His poetry resides in his chest like many hearts & they bloom like vigorously infectious wild flowers. He has published 1 book and 4 chapbooks: trainride elsewhere (August 2016) from Pressed Wafer; that moan like a saxophone (December 2016); ampersand (March 2019) from Plan B Press; a child growing wild inside the mothering womb (June 2020) from ghost city press; burning his matchstick fingers his hair went up like a wick (Summer) from dark heart press.
Ode to East Hollywood East Hollywood, that lesser known Hollywood; bordering the neighborhoods of drug use and depression. It means no stars—not in the sky—nor on the sidewalk. East Hollywood: a blunt-wrap package left in ...
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