Stacy Allam and John M. Bennett


Shark Paper

Paper that doesn’t hold
the air that does the laundry
nothing but sandwich
under the cushions
of fangled cheetos
wearing greasy wigs
in the cotton candied
pink mirror
of a shark’s tooth



Says Stacey Allam:

I am 56 years old and have been married for 27 years. I have two children, 25 and 23 respectively. I’m originally from Rego Park, Queens, NY, but have resided in Brooklyn for 28 years. I have been writing poetry most of my life.

John M. Bennett has published, exhibited and performed his word art worldwide in thousands of publications and venues.  He was editor and publisher of Lost and Found Times (1975-2005), and is Curator of the Avant Writing Collection at The Ohio State University Libraries.  Richard Kostelanetz has called him “the seminal American poet of my generation”.  His work, publications, and papers are collected in several major institutions, including Washington University (St. Louis), SUNY Buffalo, The Ohio State University, The Museum of Modern Art, and other major libraries.  His PhD (UCLA 1970) is in Latin American Literature.