The Sound of Winter in Vermont

The Sound of Winter in Vermont

From the Vietnam Veterans Memorial of Greater Rochester in Highland Park. [Photo: George Payne] From

From the Vietnam Veterans Memorial of Greater Rochester in Highland Park. [Photo: George Payne] From The Vietnam Veterans Memorial of Greater Rochester: A Meditation on the Cost of War


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George Cassidy Payne

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Four Brighton High School graduates killed in Vietnam. The Walk on Honor at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial of Greater Rochester in Highland Park. 11/09/18. [Photo: David Kramer] From Veterans Day in Brighton

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[Photo: George Cassidy Payne]

From the Vietnam Veterans Memorial of Greater Rochester, Highland Park [Photo: George Cassidy Payne]

Mekong Delta, June 19, 1967

From the Vietnam Veterans Memorial of Greater Rochester, Highland Park [Photo: David Kramer, 1/18/19]

From the Vietnam Veterans Memorial of Greater Rochester, Highland Park [Photo: David Kramer, 1/18/19]

 “Four Stemmed Glasses”

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From the Vietnam Veterans Memorial of Greater Rochester, Highland Park [Photo: David Kramer, 12/24/18] From “Four Stemmed Glasses”

Thrown Into the Bird

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Candle light vigil at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial of Greater Rochester, 9/17/16 [Photo: David Kramer] From Surviving Viet Nam: A Brief Reflection on the Most Potent Force in the Universe

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

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Cambodia and Phenom Penh. From map engraved in stone at The Vietnams Veteran Memorial of Greater Rochester, Highland Park [Photo: David Kramer 12/2/18] From 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, and the CITY.  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 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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