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Michael Ackley

January 22, 2024

Michael Ackley (Journalism, ’66) has self-published “A Contemporary Bestiary,” poetry about things learned from animals. (Available via Amazon.) His introduction says, in part: “It is common for the aged to look back over the scribblings they have collected . . . and decide they really ought to be shared. As I am no different in this regard than any other aged person, I have been pleased to discover that some of my own versifications . . . ought to be unveiled for the edification of succeeding generations. Within (the Bestiary) are related some animal encounters to which I have been fortunate to be party, and some animal philosophy the beasts have been pleased to impart. Most of the poems . . . tell little stories. A couple pose questions; a few may suggest moral lessons.”

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