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ABOUT THE AUTHOR: J.I. Kleinberg works and plays with words and blogs most days at chocolateisaverb.wordpress.com. She is co-author of the book Fat Stupid Ugly: One Woman’s Courage to Survive and her writing has been included in Anatomy & Etymology, Cirque, Feathertale, Journal of Compressed Creative Arts, Northwind, Raven Chronicles, Switched-on Gutenberg, Truck, Uttered Chaos, and elsewhere. She lives in Bellingham, Washington, and doesn’t own a television.
NOTE FROM THE AUTHOR: “the muse may” is one of a series of found poems, now numbering more than 575, that use chunks of text from magazines, excised and recombined into a new syntax. In capturing the words for these poems, my mandate is to reveal the meaning that was not intended, to discover the phrases and poetry created by the accident of typography. They occupy a slender landscape between Dada and Twitter, between ransom note and haiku.