Michael K. White

gershwin world of white

frosty snow unwelcome
killer with a smile and song
poor Christian your eyes
are like scratched mirrors.
take a break
from that exhausting You.
Gershwin playing now
tinkly twinkly
in the show in the snow
within a world inside of white.


any anxious color

says bob dylan so cold
smoke is in the air white steam
in bright light
icy unbroken roofs
like a giant's jawbone graveyard
full of little for sale signs.


As one half of the semi-legendary playwriting team Broken Gopher Ink, Michael K. White spent his youth tricking and fooling producers into investing their dirty money in his lurching, lumbering plays. Incredibly this led to forty play productions, including fifteen off-Broadway runs that cloaked the author with a bogus literary credibility he misuses to this day. His low cholesterol mega monologue play, "My Heart And the Real World" ran for almost two years in New York City, enabling the authors to eat at John's Pizzeria. In 2007 his story “13 Halloweens” was chosen as one of the ten best stories published in 2006 by the super cool folks at Story South.

A shy, humble man who lives with the cows in Colorado, White, a frequently published, deeply scarred veteran of the tragic and furious litmag scene of the 80s, is now content to live in solitude with his debts and addictions. Recently he was unpleasantly surprised to find an extended family of black and yellow snakes living inside the crack between the steps and his house. He found this out the hard way.

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