Best Name of a Place to Work

Donald Lamb is the fortunate soul who gets to print on his business card that he is the director of the Center for Astrophysical Thermonuclear Flashes at the University of Chicago. I actually wrote a poem once about a cosmic gamma ray burst, though apparently this is a different phenomenon from the one described in the article. The poem is called "Seeing Stars: The New Cosmology" & it's in my book Magical Thinking.

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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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  1. During the early 20th century cold war over the Arctic, one of the many departments in the Soviet Arctic bureaucracy was “The Bureau of Ice Prognostication.” That sounds like a government office in which I could happily work, and with the recent resurgence of Arctic tensions, I am hopeful.

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