A Birthday Kiss

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 “A Birthday Kiss”

  1. two poets i know, you being one and the other john bennett of ellensburg, wa the old vagabond man i first met in mid60’s, come to me in the picture of a wounded ruby. stigmata? something saintly and of a terrible beauty. (maybe i read too much yeats in my teens — oh yes.) edward mycue

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