Paul Zimmer

Paul Zimmer lives on a farm in southwestern Wisconsin. In the fifteen years since his retirement from a long career in university publishing, he has published two books each of poetry and essay-memoir. His first novel, The Mysteries of Soldiers Grove, is forthcoming from Permanent Press in early 2015, when he will be eighty years old—which surely makes him, he believes, one of the oldest first novelists ever.

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Intense Agitation (on Time to Get Some Things Straight by John Repp; Black Poem by Gary Copeland Lilley; The Making of Collateral Beauty by Mark Yakich; The Invention of Fiction by Rick Bursky;Elegy and Collapse by Patty Paine; Coming to Flood by Sebastian Matthews; Leave Time by Jeff Worley; A House That Falls by Sean Nevin; Daphne and Jim: A Choose-Your-Own-Adventure Biography in Verse by Laurel Snyder; Hard Rain by Tony Hoagland; Dusk Outside the Braille Press by Paul Hostovsky; One by Diane Kerr; Carmina Detroit by Dawn McDuffie; Fern-Texts by Reginald Gibbons; First Things to Hand by Robert Pinsky; and The Packing House Cantata by William Trowbridge)

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Secret Information

The other day, for no particular reason I can think of, I mentioned to my middle-aged daughter in conversation that I had been cleared for “secret” when I was in the army. Surprised, she commented, “I never knew you had any secrets.” But it is true, sixty plus years ago I was authorized by the […]

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Reliquaries

reliquary \ֽre-lə-ֽkwer-ē\ n. {Fr reliquaire, from ML reliquaiurium, from reliquia relic + Larium-ary—more at relic}: a casket, shrine, or container for keeping or exhibiting relics (remains, leavings, of a deceased person)  —Webster’s Third New International Unabridged     The Prague Book I have traveled to Europe at least forty times across a handful of decades, […]

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