Jim Bishop | The Sun Magazine

Jim Bishop

Jim Bishop used to teach English at the University of Maine, where he once gave Stephen King a C+ on a composition. Now retired, he tends his enchanted Buddha garden in Bangor, Maine, with his wife and their golden retriever, Moxie.

— From November 2019
Poetry

Kenny

after my mother’s funeral   standing in the receiving line just / below the altar rail shaking hands with people I hardly knew / when Kenny  a face I hadn’t seen in twenty years    appeared and / grabbed me and hugged me so damn hard the wind went out / of me

November 2019
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