Poetry, Poetry Not

Marek Kulig

Poetry is not some asshole — okay,

it’s not gonna stiff you with two-fifty

when it owes you the whole three.


What it will do is 

it’ll hand over the last half dollar

in a fist full of mixed change.

Originally from Poland, Marek Kulig grew up in New Jersey and now lives in Massachusetts, where he once taught high school English and coached basketball. He currently writes for a local food magazine and tends bar. Marek has an MA in English Literature and has contributed to a handful of writers’ workshops, residencies, and programs. A member of the Network of Eastern European Writers, he's read his poetry throughout New England and the Tri-state area.