Appointed Poet Laureate of the State of Arkansas in 2003, Peggy Vining has long been an active in literary organizations, including Ozark Creative Writers, the Poets Roundtable, Arkansas Pen Women, and the Arkansas Songwriters Association.

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Some nights I sleep with my dress on. My teeth
are small and even. I don't get headaches.
Since 1971 or before, I have hunted a bench
where I could eat my pimento cheese in peace.
If this were Tennessee and across that river, Arkansas,
I'd meet you in West Memphis tonight. We could
have a big time. Danger,