The correspondence continues with Frank and John P

In 1968 : I first met your father during Will Petersen's reading series at OSU. A saving grace. I got Branches & Of Light then. The experience of those poems gave hope to a fledgling at work on my first book & changed me & my course. Gave hope. Opened. Taught.
Soon thereafter I visited at Charles St. In 1969 we moved to Golden's Bridge & visited yr family often. That library you picture in the blog was made open to me & was invaluable. More than that, long talks with your father still remembered & cherished. A friendship lasting thru vicissitudes, and wonderful poems.

Dear John,

Certainly a surprise to be in Shuttle #3 - didn't realize it - thank you for including me.
Very fine issue - many things so well said - how beautiful your Magus poem is! and how true
John Levy's Pen poem, and of course Brian continues....
Thank you again.
Claudia told me you called - sorry I was out - would've liked to talk with you.
This excessively hot humid weather is a trial isn't it!? even at the beach it's in water or else!
Hope you weathered the blackout - it was a good time to be poetic: candlelight and ale!
if only being poetic could shed over onto the looters and their looters ( ours as well?)'s not so, it can't be, so we'll be - for their sakes!

Best to you and your family,



                                    in topbranches

                                    a squirrel's nest


                            nicole, an entrancing of 1 in 1, the 3

                                conceives all number making

                                            a globe



Courtesy of John Perlman


  1. Is anyone else having problems with making comments on my blog?

  2. Claudia,

    I did have problems myself until I accidentally forgot to check off the little "Remember me" email and password box that Blogger periodically asks you to verify. And hey! presto my posting problems were over! Leaving that box empty did the trick.

    Go figure.

    I hope this helps.

  3. Claudia,

    I meant to say the "Stay signed in" box: when I left this box empty I was able to post freely.

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