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As the resident poet at EcoHealth, my verse finds inspiration these days in the specter of future pandemics. For my dissertation at Amerika-Institut (LMU), I'm anatomizing the prosody of E. A. Robinson's sonnets. I also tutor at Schreibzentrum (LMU), teach at MVHS, and lead the Amerikahaus Literary Circle.

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For My Contemporaries

by J. V. Cunningham


How time reverses   
The proud in heart!   
I now make verses   
Who aimed at art.


But I sleep well.   
Ambitious boys
Whose big lines swell   
With spiritual noise,


Despise me not!
And be not queasy   
To praise somewhat:   
Verse is not easy.


But rage who will.
Time that procured me   
Good sense and skill   
Of madness cured me.

Note:  A recitation can be heard here.

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