Poetry Sunday: Albert Starkey

Aug 6, 2017

 

Albert Starkey reads his poem, "Muir Woods."

 

Albert W. Starkey is a past winner of The Atlanta Review’s International poetry competition, a winner of the International Library of Poetry’s Open Poetry Contest and most recently, a winner of the 2016 Carriage House Poetry Prize of Tiferet Journal

 

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