Paul Benton

bentonPaul Benton was born in Sedalia, Missouri (short-lived home of Scott Joplin) and learned early on to love and appreciate poetry and wordplay through Dr Seuss and Edgar Allen Poe. He has had poetry appear in dozens of journals including Cimarron Review, Poet Lore, Puerto de Sol, Margie and Main Street Rag. Read his poems: The Ice Cream Man Is Burning, The Magical and On the East Bank of Mississippi River, New Orleans.

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About Ijagun Poetry Journal

Ijagun Poetry Journal is a quarterly journal that provides a platform from which we can tell our own stories in the authenticity of their multiplicity through the poetic medium. We don’t want to hear these stories from our master “griots” alone; we want to hear from those mastering their art, too. Hence, we aim at publishing new and emerging poets. We also welcome the works of established poets in order to encourage the poetic genius of those mastering poetic art. We prize original works that conform to, break or reinvent conventions. Again, we accept reviews and critical essays on poetry. We also accept powerful art works and photographs that make us appreciate the "poetry" in everything.
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