Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Great Regulars: There are people who believe that the afterlife

exists in how we are remembered by the living, that we are rewarded or punished in the memories of people who knew us. Writing is a means of keeping memories fresh and vivid, and in this poem Judson Mitcham, a Georgia poet, gives his father a nudge toward immortality.


from Ted Kooser: American Life in Poetry: Column 388


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