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Sunday, August 28, 2011

"A 1,000 Best Days," by Mikel Weisser


"A 1,000 Best Days," by Mikel Weisser, third round poem in the Sedona Poetry Slam on Saturday, July 30, 2011.


Mikel Weisser
Son of a nightclub singer, Kingman slam poet Mikel Weisser spent his teens as a hitchhiker.

Since then Weisser has gone on to receive a masters in literature and a masters in secondary education, published hundreds of freelance magazine and newspaper articles and political comedy columns, along with seven books of poetry and short fiction.

A former homeless shelter administrator, contestant on "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire," and survivor of his first wife's suicide, Weisser teaches junior high history and English in Bullhead City.

He and his wife, Beth, have turned their So-Hi, Ariz., property into a peace sign theme park.

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