Doug Cox

Doug Cox was born and raised in Fresno, California. He is the author of one book of poems, The Last Decent Jukebox in America, and his recent work has appeared in Cimarron Review, Crab Orchard Review, Eclipse, Juked, New Madrid, Pacific Review, Pilgrimage, and Suss. He currently lives in his hometown where he teaches literature and writing and serves as co-host for the Remix Reading Series.

King of Pop

Ghost-white pedophile on trial, plastic surgery masks
Its unusual suspect, his kidnapped once-black skin,

Elephant Man bones museums bought & sold like hit tracks,

Still-Life with Bookshelf

One more last-call load: that fat stack of battered paperbacks
Half-packed in bootleg boxes, leftover cardboard,
Makeshift hymnals reinforced with duct-taped crosses