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Christopher William Purdom

is a Philadelphia poet, heretic, and graphic artist who tries to generalize his personal experience through his peculiar but esthetically pleasing grasp of English. In addition to being the publisher of 226 Press, an online reviewer of other poets’ books, a life-long member and two-time Vice Moderator of Tabernacle United Church, the creator and maintainer of the Philadelphia Public Art web site philart.net, and a designer of t-shirts and bumper stickers, Chris is a graduate of Central High School and Temple University, a long-retired second-degree black-belt in Shotokan Karate, and previously served as Co-coordinator of the Interfaith Working Group; a steering committee member of the Fight the Right Network, the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force's National Religious Leadership Roundtable and the Arts and Spirituality Center; and an advisor to several other organizations. Chris has supported his family working in a variety of software-development-related positions since 1986. He published his first annual twenty-four poem volume, Sounds like it ought to mean something, in 2005.

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http://www.philart.net/chrispurdom

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