Christina Kiplinger-Johns


My mother squawked
on the phone today
and it hurt my left ear a bit.
She asked how things were
not really
wanting to know.
So I told her
not really
wanting to tell.
And when she found that
my poetry collection
had sold,
Mum asked
if it was windy today
I live.

Date of Birth: May 7, 1957
Location: Massillon, Ohio
Occupation: Road Service Counselor
Publications: Seeds of Peace, SF Spectrum, Bloodrake, Trinary
Book: Aliens & Lovers (Anthology ed. by Millea Kenin), Biting Midnight (collection of poetry written with Maria Alexander is due out June 15, 2002 published by Medium Rare Books
Awards: Named a Distinguished American in 1986 and 1987.

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