Jeph Johnson

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Location
Poetland, Oregon
Gender
Male

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What I want you to know about me...

I've two books of poetry:
~ "All the Best Poets Sit in the Smoking Section" (2003)
~ "Visions of a Cheeseburger Goddess" (2004)
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When I first joined PostPoems in 2000 I went by the username "Poetryguy". Some of you old timers might remember me by that name.
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I'm terminally ill with pancreatic cancer. I have no idea how much longer I have left so if my poetry stops abruptly, then that's why! Until that day I'm living life as fully as possible. Spending my remaining days working on reciting my work onto YouTube. I don't have a link yet but it will be under Jeph Johnson.
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In case you didn't catch it from my poetry, I led a pretty kinky life! Like as in BDSM kinky. For over ten years I was a Daddy Dom; known as "DaddyO" in those circles, so you may see some of my poems utilizing that pseudonym.
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I was also very musical. Not all of my poems rhymed. But a good majority of them did. I was inspired most by musical lyricists, not traditional poets. Some of my poems are rewritten lyrics to songs I've enjoyed. If a song I wrote is a reworking of an original song I reference the original songwriter. If it is also a parody I will use the pseudonym Rex Songs (which coincidentally is also my karaoke name!)
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I liked watching sports on television and keeping up with the stats for my fantasy sports leagues.
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I enjoyed listening and researching music. I loved making themed Spotify playlists. I even used to own my own online CD store before.
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I dug movies, especially documentaries and quirky indie films. I even wrote my own screenplay!
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I sang karaoke, though not too sure many would say "very well." I was told I have a "stage presence" and tried to find songs that didn't stretch my limited vocal range.
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I liked the fine arts and I felt art of every kind demands respect and preservation. "Art ain't worth shit unless it's provocative."
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I list photography as a former hobby too, and did my share of erotic work. I was certainly an amateur, but I like to think some of my work will be remembered as sensual, entertaining and thought provoking.
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At one point in my life I liked dancing but quickly got frustrated with anything with too many moves, so the only dancing you might have found me doing was a slow dance, country waltz or two-step.
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Live theater is engaging, and frankly I never attended plays as often as I would've liked. I'd love to have been an actor but my memorization skills were horrid. This is another reason if you see my YouTube recordings I am reading directly from my posts here on PostPoems!
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Comedy clubs always made me giggle. Indeed some of the people I most admired on the planet were comedians!
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In addition to poetry writing and word play of all sorts (both reading, writing and performing) I also spent a lot of time sharing my beliefs on social networking sites through memes and blogs. We'll see how long my Facebook page remains in "legacy" mode!
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I was an unapologetic anti-theist skeptic who toiled in the confines of organized fundamentalist Christianity for the first 10 years of my adult life.
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Despite being a writer, I was never much of a reader. My attention deficit (ADD) meant anything longer than a magazine article was quite challenging for me.

About My Navel

I would rather tell you about my lack of uvula than my navel!

Favorite Stuff (poets, poems, quotes, hobbies, etc.)

Humans I'd Want to Interview if I Had a Podcast...

Maya Angelou
Harry Belafonte
Clint Black
Charles Bukowski
Glen Campbell
George Carlin
John Cleese
Stephen Colbert
Adam Conover
Sam Cooke
Bob Costas
Cameron Crowe
Eugene Debbs
John Denver
Bret Epstein
Maggie Estep
Larry Flynt
Stephen Hawking
Peter Himmelmam
Christopher Hitchens
Heather Heying
Joan Jett
Rupi Kaur
Helen Keller
Eartha Kitt
John Lennon
C.S. Lewis
Annabella Lwin
Phil Lynott
Seth MacFarlane
Bill Maher
Peter McWilliams
Seth Meyers
Roger Miller
Ogden Nash
Larry Norman
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
John Oliver
Camille Paglia
Dolly Parton
Neil Peart
Jordan Peterson
James Randi
Norman Rockwell
Joe Rogan
Carl Sagan
Bernie Sanders
Susan Sarandon
Bree Sharp
Sarah Silverman
Robert Smith
Jon Stewart
Pat Tillman
Tiny Tim
Neil deGrasse Tyson
Butch Walker
Bret Weinstein
Joel Whitburn
Ed White
Stevie Wonder
Chely Wright
Andrew Yang
Weird Al Yankovic

History

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