Tyler Gillespie’s Florida Man: Poems is out this month from Red Flag Press. Gillespie has written about Florida for national publications like Vice and The Guardian. In his poetry, he utilizes journalistic techniques in an innovative nonfiction hybrid that merges poetic sound and form in pieces that range from alligator anatomy to Southern heritage to growing up gay in a Christian school. Like all good literature about Florida, the strange is familiar and the familiar is strange. The following three poems are excerpted from the book.