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Soaring with the poetry of 'Astronauts' and 'Dust Bowl Venus'

In the 1800s, fountain pens were the height of writing technology, allowing writers to pen words continuously without stopping for an ink dip.
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Two poets with newly-published collections share their works in a visit to the JX.

Amy Miller, poetry editor for The Jefferson Journal, is based in Ashland, and Stella Beratlis hails from California's Central Valley.

Miller's collection, Astronauts, comes from the perspective of a younger sister writing about her older sister's drinking and pill-popping.

Beratlis checks in with Dust Bowl Venus, which presents poems about other family members and their issues and the crusty landscape of the valley in which their lives unfold.
Amy Miller and Stella Beratlis share their poetry and stories of its creation.

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