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Barbara Lightner

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Barbara Lightner is a 73-year-old shameless agitator, retired. Lightner grew up in rural Tennessee among sharecroppers and poor whites, aristocrats and cotton magnates. She began writing poetry in law school to escape the intolerable burden of injustice by law. Her poetry has appeared in New Verse News, Occupy Poetry, Poesia, Table Rock Review, and Verse Wisconsin, and the anthologies Letters to the World and So You Want to be a Memoirist. She lives in Milwaukee.

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