top of page

Jamwriter Spotlight - $50,000 by Andrew Whitehead

Updated: Dec 16, 2021

$50,000 is a long poem that allows Andrew Weatherhead the space to search everything–his cubicle, his relationships with coworkers and friends, and the worlds found in literature, sports, economics, and history–for something more meaningful than mere facts. What arises in these 116 pages is the pure drama of life: the unrelenting passage of time, the inevitable need to make a living, and the foreboding beauty of numbers, names, and friendship. In hundreds of standalone lines that align with Mike Tyson’s peek-a-boo style, this long poem moves like prose but sticks with all the weight and heft of poetry.



bottom of page