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Old 09-16-2018, 02:21 PM
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Mike Juster is the new poetry editor at First Things, taking over from Paul Lake.
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Old 09-20-2018, 07:44 AM
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I've always enjoyed First Things' poetry,
and this should continue the fine tradition,
and maybe shake things a little too.
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Old 09-20-2018, 02:36 PM
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Yes indeed.
He's one of the earliest members of Eratosphere.
Here's an example of his work:

Note From Echo
by AM Juster

Narcissus, I no longer haunt the canyons
and the crypts. I thrive and multiply;
uncounted daughters are my new companions.

We are the voicemail's ponderous reply
to the computers making random calls.
We are the Muzak in the empty malls,
the laughtrack on the reruns late at night,
the distant siren's chilling lullaby,
the steady chirp of things that simplify
their scheduled lives. You know I could recite
more, but you never cared for my recitals.

I do not miss you, do not need you hereó
I can repeat the words of your disciples
telling lovers what they need to hear.
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Thanks for the news, David. Mike should be terrific in this job.
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Old 09-20-2018, 04:30 PM
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I don't really know First Things, and I don't know Mike, but I offer my congratulations to him.

I like what John S. said about shaking things up: like some of Susan's translations of Rilke.

Congratulations, Mike.
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Old 09-27-2018, 12:32 PM
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I cannot think of a more appropriate editorial heir. Bravo, to both the magazine, and to Mike.

It was wonderful to see senior editor, Matthew Schmitz, tweet the other day, "We're lucky to have you."

That is class.

J
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Old 10-02-2018, 03:45 PM
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Apologies for my delaying in thanking all of you--computer problems again.
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