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The Choreographer of Raindrops (Parallel Press Chapbook Series) Carl Lindner

The Choreographer of Raindrops (Parallel Press Chapbook Series)

Carl Lindner

Published August 2008
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Carl Lindner is emeritus professor of English at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside where he taught courses in American literature, creative writing (poetry), and composition from 1969 through 2007. He has won several teaching awards. He wasMoreCarl Lindner is emeritus professor of English at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside where he taught courses in American literature, creative writing (poetry), and composition from 1969 through 2007. He has won several teaching awards. He was recognized for his poetry by the Wisconsin Arts Board, which awarded him a fellowship in 1981, and by his university, which honored him with an award for Creative Activity in 1996. He has published three chapbooks of poetry- Vampire, The Only Game, and Eat and Remember- two full-length collections- Shooting Baskets in a Dark Gymnasium and Angling into Light- and more than two hundred poems in various literary journals. His life has been blessed with two children, Jennifer and Peter. At present he lives in Racine with his cat Jesse James.Excerpt:Fish TaleFor years the waterswallowed my line.Sunup to sundown,where the sinker sankI spent the day alone,casting about and reeling inonly to come up empty.The baited hook went under,the naked hook came back.Laying pole and tackle down,I turned the boat aroundto find my eyeswere caughtby waters way with light.A glance was all it took.And now, dont ask me howthe speckled trout leap upor whythe wall-eyed pike are quickto fling their silver out of blue.I swear its true:salmon struggle up the sidesas if the wood were water.What do I know?With every fishthat comes aboard,the boat and I grow lighter.