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User talk:Russell Streur

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A Chicago native and long-time resident of Milwaukee, Russell Streur was hit over the head with a baseball bat swung by an insistent muse from Crete in May of 2004 and is now a born-again dissident residing in Johns Creek, Georgia. He operates the world’s original on-line poetry bar, The Camel Saloon, catering to dromedaries, malcontents and jewels of the world at http://thecamelsaloon.blogspot.com/.

From his bar stool by the window at the internet speakeasy, Streur edits the publications associated with the joint including The Bactrian Room, The Eye of the Needle, The Second Hump and Books on Blog™.

He co-founded Poets Democracy in 2010 with Christi Kochifos Caceres. In 2012, he authored the Petition to Free Zhu Yufu and established The Bamboo Forest to support the health, safety and freedom of that dissident Chinese poet and activist.

Streur claims to be an ordained minister in the Church of Lost Sheep, Scape Goats and Holy Cows and is more reliably a member of Amnesty International, Ars Poetica, the Audubon Society, and the Georgia Poetry Society.

He is the author of The Muse of Many Names (Poets Democracy, 2011) and Table of Discontents (Ten Pages Press, 2012).

Publishing credits in the United States include 50 to 1, 63 Channels, Amaranthine Muses, Black-Listed Magazine, Boyslut, Camroc Press Review, Catfishgringoriver, Censored Poets, Cherry Blossom Review, Circus of the Damned, Clutching at Straws, County Line Magazine, Dead Snakes, Deuce Coupe, Half Drunk Muse, Indigo Rising Magazine, Juked, Jumping Blue Gods, Lost Magazine, meat heads and muscle cars, Megaera, Menagerie, Occupy Poetry Project, Opium Poetry 2.0, Orion headless, Our Day’s Encounter, Project Agent Orange Poetry Blog, protestpoems, Quantum Poetry Magazine, Raven Images, Raving Dove, Red Poppy Review, Rusty Truck, Sleep. Snort. Fuck., The American Dissident, The Literary Burlesque, Three Line Poetry, UFO Gigolo and Unfettered Verse; and internationally in The Sinners Almanac (Malaysia), The Rainbow Rose (Mauritius), Poems Niederngasse (Switzerland), Asbestos Boots in Beatnik Feet (Poland), The Beatnik (England), Bolts of Silk (Scotland), The Blanket: A Journal of Protest and Dissent (Ireland): and other online and printed publications.

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