Blind Jack By Edgar Lee Masters

Blind Jack I had fiddled all day at the county fair. But driving home “Butch” Weldy and Jack McGuire, Who were roaring …

Ace Shaw By Edgar Lee Masters

Ace Shaw I never saw any difference Between playing cards for money And selling real estate, Practicing law, banking, or anything else. …

John Cabanis By Edgar Lee Masters

John Cabanis Neither spite, fellow citizens, Nor forgetfulness of the shiftlessness, And the lawlessness and waste Under democracy’s rule in Spoon River …

Alfred Moir By Edgar Lee Masters

Alfred Moir Why was I not devoured by self-contempt, And rotted down by indifference And impotent revolt like Indignation Jones? Why, with …