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Published:November 25th, 2011 11:52 EST

"Blood Brothers" A Poem About the Future that began a Werewolf Double Feature

By Will Nixon

After college my brother`s life and my own took dramatically different turns. I remember watching a werewolf double feature together when we still believed that the future could bring us anything.

A poem from My Late Mother as a Ruffed Grouse.



Will Nixon grew up in the Connecticut suburbs, spent his young adulthood in Hoboken and Manhattan, then moved to a Catskills log cabin in 1996 complete with a wood stove and mice.

For years, he wrote environmental journalism, then turned to poetry and personal essays. His work has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and listed in Best American Essays 2004. He now lives in Woodstock, NY with a wall thermostat for heat, but still can`t get rid of the mice.