Tuesday, October 02, 2012

Poetic Obituaries: And there was the other side of

[Raymond "]Duke[" Morris]: The walls of his restaurant across from the Montgomery County Fairgrounds were lined with framed poems that Duke had penned himself. He was a prolific poet, writing more than 600 poems "on napkins, match book covers, placemats, anything in front of me when the idea hits," he said in a 1991 Dayton Daily News interview.

from Dayton Daily News: Restaurateur, boxer, poet Duke Morris dead at 77
then Dayton Daily News: Cut 14 times, shot 9 times--Duke Morris dies of old age


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