Greg Bem read the excerpt we published from Nicholas DeBoer’s “Lunar Natatorium,” and was compelled to write a response poem.
Bio: Greg Bem is a writer and marketer living in Columbia City, Seattle. From 2008-2010 he lived in Philadelphia, where he was a member of the Poetic Arts Performance Project, and New Philadelphia Poets, and a full-time volunteer of the AmeriCorps program City Year. In late 2010, he settled in Southeast Seattle. He volunteers for the Columbia City Library, the Rainier Valley Food Bank, and the Northwest Spoken Word Lab. His poetry, creative prose, and book reviews have been published in numerous online and offline journals. He co-curates an acclaimed performance series called the Breadline with Alex Bleecker and Jeremy Springsteed, and he runs a transparent press called Lone Byte that can be found, along with information on just about everything else mentioned above, at gregbem.com/wordpress.