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This year, the English Department continues its annual National Poetry Month Video Project. Come back tomorrow for a new video!

"Reverse Suicide" by Matt Rasmussen

Read by Zack Erickson.

Zack Erickson began his college studies at Minnesota State University, Mankato in January, 2011, and is actively pursuing his goal of achieving a Bachelor of Arts degree in Creative Writing and Film Studies. A true fan of science fiction and fantasy genres since a very young age, he's always dreamed of screenwriting his own Hollywood film and one day penning his own book of short stories with a focus on ecological and social science fiction. The effect human beings have on one another and their environment is something Zack likes to explore, and influences his belief that story-telling can be both emotional and entertaining.

Matt Rasmussen is the author of Black Aperture which won the 2013 Walt Whitman Award. It was also a finalist for the 2014 National Book Award and was awarded the 2014 Minnesota Book Award for Poetry. His poems have been published in The Literary Review, Gulf Coast, Water~Stone Review, Paper Darts, and elsewhere. He is a founder and editor of the independent poetry press Birds, LLC. and lives in Robbinsdale, Minnesota.

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