John Raffetto is a lifelong resident of Chicago. Some of his poetry has been published in print and various online magazine such as Gloom Cupboard, Wilderness House, BlazeVox, Literary Orphans, Olentangy Review & Exact Change. Raffetto was nominated for Pushcart Prize 2017. His book Human Botany is scheduled to be released in 2020. He holds degrees from the University of Illinois and Northeastern Illinois University. Raffetto worked as a horticulturalist and landscape designer for many years at the Chicago Park District which was a rich environment for drawing inspiration for poems concerning nature, people and the city. He is currently an adjunct professor at Triton College.
Beach 1958, Diagnosis C, My Dearest, Glass Vertigo, Mom’s Last Ride, and Jerusalem Heat, Volume 6, Issue 1