16 | j.m. hall

at 35


halfway to the grave,

the rest’s like a ‘coaster

post-peak, hands tickling
heaven, and ass

ever so slightly air
-borne, though bar

and belt of dubious


j.m.hall has published a chapbook collection and sixty-six individual poems in literary journals internationally, including multiple Pushcart Prize-winners Ibbetson St. Magazine, Main Street Rag and Shampoo. He has also published a co-edited anthology (Philosophy Imprisoned), thirty peer-reviewed journal articles (including in Philosophy and Literature and Southern Literary Journal), and nine anthology chapters (including in Fulcrum: An Anthology of Poetry and Aesthetics). Finally, he has twenty years’ experience as a choreographer, dance instructor, and performer.