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Turk
Dresden Mills, ME / Oswego NY
Professor Emeritus of English Writing Arts, SUNY College at Oswego.
Interests: books, collecting books, writing books, criticizing books.
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THE XMAS BLUES It’s Christmas Eve down at the Cabaret. The combo’s swinging at the Cabaret— Some of the dancers are in disarray. We’re waiting for Santa to come jiving by, Jiving along as he comes juking by, Ringing his... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Poetics and Ruminations
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Jude Roy Moore was never dirty. Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Poetics and Ruminations
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Unfortunately, not everyone can pull off just writing a poem,... Continue reading
Posted Nov 15, 2017 at Poetics and Ruminations
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You say that I’m a moron And that I have no IQ? OK, you’re in my cabinet, But I no longer like you. Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2017 at Poetics and Ruminations
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Poets attribute an array of roles and capacities to the involuntary muscle. The heart becomes a repository of erotic and familial love, and a sanctuary for memory. Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2017 at Poetics and Ruminations
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A great many critics have complained about the difficulty of Ashbery's work; indeed, of all abstract poetry. Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2017 at Poetics and Ruminations
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As a one time English major like myself, 'I'm sure you're also concerned with the erosion of our great language, especially with respect to these so-called millennials. Continue reading
Posted Sep 2, 2017 at Poetics and Ruminations
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"Come, Mr. Fake News mon, call me bananas (Daylight come and he's goin' on home) "Come, Mr. Fake News mon, call me bananas / (Daylight come an' I let him go home)" Continue reading
Posted Aug 26, 2017 at Poetics and Ruminations
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Washington is falling down / Due to Donny! Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2017 at Poetics and Ruminations
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'Junior's shown us every Tweet, / Paved the road to incarceration / For the leader of our nation. Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2017 at Poetics and Ruminations
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Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2017 at Poetics and Ruminations
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"In the dream I am / running. I am looking / for something /…in the City of Recall…." Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2017 at Poetics and Ruminations
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Forgive us, love, for leaving you so soon. Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2017 at Poetics and Ruminations
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I seek my father — that minister / of the deep — among the furniture / of my childhood. Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2017 at Poetics and Ruminations
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You just need to open your eyes and you'll see Kim Jong and I are the nuts on a tree! Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2017 at Poetics and Ruminations
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"The CinC went on TV / To say Comey was fired...." Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2017 at Poetics and Ruminations
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The haiku has perhaps been best described as “a moment of intense perception.” Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2017 at Poetics and Ruminations
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The weeds pant / like the center of summer. Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2017 at Poetics and Ruminations
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“…his poems are like singing from the cemetery.” – Rhina Espaillat Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2017 at Poetics and Ruminations
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"...the arbutus is a rosy boast / adrift in morning;..." Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2017 at Poetics and Ruminations
,,,once more. / The White Knight will stay asleep.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2017 at Poetics and Ruminations
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Every month’s the cruelest of the dozen, Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2017 at Poetics and Ruminations
President Obama / Is nothing but a spy. Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2017 at Poetics and Ruminations
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Now, at last, there is no time. Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2017 at Poetics and Ruminations