Justin Booth

Justin Booth

Justin Booth has published 7 books of poetry. His latest, “Hookers, Ex-wives and Other Lovers” includes beautiful verses that splash down the page like a kicked-over drink. Live, he channels his father’s Sunday sermons and sinner’s hymns. Not sentimental; rather the poetry of flesh snagging razor wire, Denny’s parking lot fistfights at 2 a.m., passion poems with a heartbeat- more hopeful than ever. Booth is eager to perform with other poets, hear live music and restore connections. The self-described “outlaw poet” looks forward to the age of 60 and believes then he’ll live forever and he will be able to fly. This strange truth was revealed decades ago by Bernarda Bruja, after he spit in her palm and she mixed in red dirt, laughing nervously. Booth visits her still at a suicidal cliffside cave dwelling near Huapoca Canyon, Mexico where he first read to her and they fell in love like only the very young or most foolish do.

Love (2019)
Barred II (2019)
Turkey, Tinsel, & Tension (2019)