He' sure got a lot of gall / to be so useless and all / muttering small talk at the wall . . . [Dylan]
Our Tom Paine
I've been reading Hullabaloo pretty much since the start. I like incendiary style, so I like Digby. But in this post today Digby's style achieves a combination of grace & passion I associate with Tom Paine. Prose as combustion.
Joseph Duemer is Professor of Literature Emeritus at Clarkson University in northern New York state. His most recent book of poems is Magical Thinking from Ohio State University Press. Since the mid-1990s he has spent a good deal of time in Vietnam, mostly Hanoi. He lives with his wife Carole & five terriers (four Jack Russells & one Patterdale) on the stony bank of the Raquette River in South Colton.
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