Checking Things off the List

This morning I finished writing a proposal for a small grant. I also wrote the first sentence of a conference paper that I don't have to deliver for five weeks. The first sentence is always -- well, usually -- the hardest. Now I'm going to print out a bunch of my poems & look at them to see if any are worth sending out to jurnals.

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.