Salty, Peaceable & Deep: The Pacific

Welcome to The Pacific, a digital domain for public-spirited, broadly liberal poetry, “political ditties” by Rumple Oxbridge and prose satire founded in March of 2017. (Earlier posts from a previous blog have been included.) Occasional editorial statements on important events will also appear.

First meeting of The Pacific Editorial Committee, Riverboat Sam reclining. Photographer unknown.

“The Pacific” as title suggests both the fact and beauty of the actual ocean–near where I lived for a few years and still occasionally spend enjoyable time with my wife and daughter–and the “pacific” of peace and peaceable relations.

Satirical contributors: Rumple Oxbridge, radical rhymer; T.S. Swanky, The Pacific’s confused conservative; and “technical specialist/digital skeptic” Riverboat Sam who bears a striking resemblance to Mark Twain. Perhaps Twain’s death is still greatly exaggerated.

I am a poet and essayist currently residing on the Western Coast of Lake Michigan and published in various literary publications, newspapers, and magazines, including The Progressive and the anthology Paumanok: Poems and Pictures of Long Island. 2009 winner of Milwaukee Press Club “Excellence in Wisconsin Journalism” award for Best Business Story or Series– “King Coal” published in Milwaukee Magazine.

I take photographs, too, and many will appear at The Pacific.

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John Kaufman