Cajun Mutt Press Featured Writer 08/12/19


my publisher

is paying me

$200 USD
to read poetry
for 20 minutes
in New Orleans.

i did the math.

that’s almost $14
a minute Canadian.


my wife would pay
twice that

for me

to keep
my mouth

©Wolfgang Carstens all rights reserved

wolf portrait

Wolfgang Carstens is best known for his short, choppy poems, explosive readings, and books that hit as hard as a Cancer diagnosis. He lives in Canada with his wife, five kids, grandson, two cats, ghost dog, mortgage and death. His poetry is printed on the backs of unpaid bills. Visit him at

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