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Featured Author: Carl Boon

"One of the things I enjoy doing as a poet is exploring historical events from the perspective of people living through them. "4-25-86" is such a poem. With the Chernobyl disaster in the background, I focus on the thoughts of children trying to understand these changes taking place in their lives, an ability certainly limited by youth and the fog of Soviet propaganda."

Carl Boon is the author of the full-length collection Places & Names: Poems (The Nasiona Press, 2019). His poems have appeared in many journals and magazines, including Posit and The Maine Review. He received his Ph.D. in Twentieth-Century American Literature from Ohio University in 2007, and currently lives in Izmir, Turkey, where he teaches courses in American culture and literature at Dokuz Eylül University.