My Parents Always Said it Would Come to This

I was part of the distinguished stage party at Hanoi National University International School's graduation celebration last month (in the foreground on the left, under the bust of Ho Chi Minh). ISVNU-graduacion-crop-2_edited-1

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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.