“Four Stemmed Glasses”

“Four Stemmed Glasses”

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From the 2016 Memorial Day service of remembrance of the victims of the current wars. View from the Frank and Janet Lamb Sister Cities pedestrian bridge at Genesee Crossroads Park, Bragdon Place. [Photo: David Kramer] From Memorial Day, Peace and Remembrance, and roses floating in the Genesee

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George Cassidy Payne , December 23rd, 2018

SEE ALSO George’s poem on the Laotian Civil War, Another Staged Thanksgiving

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From the Vietnam Veterans Memorial of Greater Rochester, Highland Park [Photo: David Kramer, 12/24/18] From Another Staged Thanksgiving

SEE ALSO George’s poem on the Laotian Civil War, Thrown Into the Bird

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In “The Garden of Reflection,” Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Highland Park. [Photo: David Kramer, 11/25/18] From Thrown Into the Bird

SEE ALSO Talker’s foreign correspondent in Cambodia and the plaques in the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Highland Park.

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From the Vietnam Veterans Memorial of Greater Rochester, Highland Park [Photo: David Kramer, 12/124/18] See Talker’s foreign correspondent in Cambodia and the plaques in the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Highland Park.

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Some more poetry from the Mystic. And would love your submissions

About The Author

dkramer3@naz.edu

Welcome to Talker of the Town! My name is David Kramer. I have a Ph.D in English and teach at Keuka College. I am a former and still active Fellow at the Nazareth College Center for Public History. Over the years, I have taught at Monroe Community College, the Rochester Institute of Technology and St. John Fisher College. I have published numerous Guest Essays, Letters, Book Reviews and Opinion pieces in The New York Times, Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, the Buffalo News, the Rochester Patriot, the Providence Journal, the Providence Business News, the Brown Alumni Magazine, the New London Day, the Boston Herald, the Messenger Post Newspapers, the Wedge, the Empty Closet, the CITY and Lake Affect Magazine.  My poetry appears in The Criterion: An International Journal in English and Rundenalia and my academic writing in War, Literature and the Arts and Twentieth Century Literary Criticism. Starting in February 2013, I wrote for three Democratic and Chronicle  blogs, "Make City Schools Better," "Unite Rochester," and the "Editorial Board." When my tenure at the D & C  ended, I wanted to continue conversations first begun there. And start new ones.  So we created this new space, Talker of the Town, where all are invited to join. I don’t like to say these posts are “mine.” Very few of them are the sole product of my sometimes overheated imagination. Instead, I call them partnerships and collaborations. Or as they say in education, “peer group work.” Talker of the Town might better be Talkers of the Town. The blog won’t thrive without your leads, text, pictures, ideas, facebook shares, tweets, comments and criticisms.

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