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Jim Croteau lives in Kalamazoo, Michigan with his partner of 31 years, Darryl, and their two Labrador retrievers. He grew up gay and Catholic and white in the southern United States in the 1960’s and 70’s and has spent his adult life in small non-coastal cities, mostly in the Midwest. He loved his mother very much. He began writing poetry in May 2012 at first to cope with life in times of aging and then, well, he sorta caught the poetry bug. He is still working as a professor in Counselor Education and Counseling Psychology at Western Michigan University.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

A poem with Bambi and my mother's death

Dale Wisely edits Right Hand Pointing (as in right hand pointing left I think), a online journal of short poetry.  It is fine journal--I particularly love shorter poetry and lean in that direction in my writing.  I don't love every piece in every issue, but almost always I love two or three--which actually says a lot about how my tastes fit well with the journal.

Plus Dale (known for his editorial friendliness) is a psychologist-turned-poet-editor type like I am trying to be (without the editor part).  Check out the journal overall.

My poem is located here:  Again, published in Right Hand Pointing

BUT before you read it, you might want to refresh your childhood (somewhat traumatic usually) movie memory here: Bambi's mother is killed--film clip

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