“Stairs Appear in a Hole Outside of Town” by John Philip Johnson and Julian Peters

A Graphic Poem

 

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poem from Rattle #38, Winter 2012

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Editor’s Note: John Philip Johnson’s “Stairs Appear in a Hole Outside of Town” originally appeared in our 2012 Speculative Poetry issue. Since then, John has teamed up with a group of extremely talented illustrators, including Marvel Comics legend Bob Hall, and internet phenom Julian Peters, whose work appears above, to create a book of graphic poetry. “Stairs Appear” is just one of many stunning surreal poems that has been put through this collaborative treatment, bridging the worlds of poetry and comics, now available in print at his website.