Ethan Paquin


Upon Irving Feldman’s 80th

dear Irving, you’ve lived

down the street &

I’d love to thank you

for doing so, and oft

I think how lucky I am

to have moved to this town

of Creeley and Bernstein

and Feldman and others.

dear Irving, I’d like

to thank you – thanks

– for reading

at Medaille & for yr

stewardship of Richmond

Ave. & of poetry.

dear Irving, come out

for coffee let’s go

the leaves are turnin

they ready to blow

Buffalo, NY 9/9/08