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Unread 05-26-2019, 10:57 AM
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Thank you, Jayne, David, and Susan. It is, indeed, uplifting to hear about these homages.
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I want to add my condolences to this forum since it was here that I first met John. My experiences were much like Michael's and Chris's - he also worked his underground cash railroad routine for me a few times before I figured out transferring from my friendly neighborhood bank to the big evil transnational one allowed the checks to go through without the fees. He was a polar opposite in politics but the exemplar that proves the rule that humor and consummate skill bridge many a divide. I'm very glad that I met him, and each time I was able to carry away several copies of his books to distribute among people who also loved his work. I'll miss him.

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Adding my condolences. I met John at West Chester (in 2016?), enjoyed speaking with him briefly, have loved reading his poems, and plan to read more. What a wonderful depth of intellect and humor he shared with us.

Claudia
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I'm just finding this out now. It's very sad that we've lost John, our beloved Spherean. My condolences to all his friends and family.
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John's obituary was in The Daily Telegraph today.
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Thanks, David. The first few paragraphs may be read by non-subscribers here, or they can read the whole thing (as their one free article per month) if they register upon arriving there:

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/obituari...poet-obituary/

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It's been a long time since I visited here - but, oddly enough, I tuned in precisely because I recently reread John's book Writing Poetry and had a hunch I'd better find out if he was still alive. I appreciated reading all the fine tributes here.

For the record, I'm still here (at 84) but not writing much.
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I saw this was bumped up, and the update in the subject line. Was he buried somewhere else? Sure, just messing around. But liked John quite a bit and admired much of his work, so one more tip of the glass.
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