'Burning engine'.


Boston's Bobby Crawford, a veteran of the collegiate and national poetry slam scenes, has been making quite a name for himself lately. And with good reason: One need only listen to him perform his poem "Subaru Lover,'' a meditation on gender roles, sexuality and cars, to understand you're dealing with a young poet with an immense amount of potential.

"My Subaru lover, he says to the policeman,'' writes Crawford, "We are a full tank of all night long, 80 miles of left exits and no...

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