These poems were written and performed in the heart of a community of poets, the Cheap At Any Price Poets. Deepest thanks to all of them and so many others, including Nat David, Marc Smith, Martin Northway, Lynne Eich, Janet Shaw, Paul Ingram, Isthmus newspaper, Patricia Smith, Michael Brown, and Mark Turcotte. Thank you for your encouragement; thank you for believing.

R. Russell is the coordinator of the Cheap At Any Price Poets’ collective in Madison, WI. and of the Madison Poetry Slam Team in the 1992-1994 National Poetry Slams.

This project was partly supported by a grant from the Wisconsin Arts Board. Recorded at Smart Studios and Sleepless Nights Studio in Madison WI. Engineered by John Machnik at Sleepless Nights Studio. All poems written and performed by R. Russell.

CHEAP; 317 N Brearly; Madison, WI 53703; Copyright R. Russell, 1994

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