Teaching as Jazz

If teaching is a kind of jazz, I'm heavy into improvisation. But sometimes I blow too long. Got to cut back the solos.

Author: jd

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.

2 thoughts on “Teaching as Jazz”

  1. SOLO

    In the middle of an afternoon
    an archangel appeared to me
    in the form of a simple sentence
    I cannot speak

    yes I too looked around
    for the thirteenth century
    but there was nothing mystical

    about it it was just a picture
    of a future where the mind
    will feel its way barefoot across

    the purr of rain at twilight closing
    its book slowly that’s how it ends
    one turning back
    the other one going on.

  2. Hi Joe,
    I always like checking in with Sharp Sand every now and then. (Sorry, I wish I had more time to do so more frequently!)

    Frost warnings the other night, and 95 degrees today! Karazy!

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