May 22, 2006
Joyce Sutphen is the eighth poet chosen in this once-a-week yearlong survey of Minnesota’s poets and their work. The series is sponsored by Magers & Quinn Booksellers.


Death Inc.


Without his scythe and crooked knife
he’s simply an ordinary guy.

You see him at the bus stop,
and he’s reading a folded newspaper,

or he’s in the car next to you
on the freeway—first he passes...