In Memory of Norman Dubie
The Fall 2023 issue of Nine Mile Magazine
is dedicated to the memory of Norman Dubie.
Poet extraordinare, writer, teacher, friend.
Table of Contents
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Please! One World at a Time!
A Temporary Deadwood: Clinton Street, 1973
Eulogy for the Severed Hearts
Incident Recalling a Norman Dubie Homily
Into the Slipstream
The Night-blooming Cereus
The Power of Gentleness: An Approach to the Poetry of Norman Dubie
“The Early Days of Everything.”
Two Poems for Norman Dubie
On Norman Dubie’s “A Day Lyric for St. Cecilia”
Poems from Inside the Invisible:
Some Holy Saturday
Why Shouldn’t I?
We All Have Something of the Poet in Us
Why We Need New Year’s Day and the Passage of Seasons
Oberlin Diary from Swoon
Eight villanelles from Creating the Faces and Other Poems:
You Walk Around
You Read a Story
I’ll Be Getting Back
You Looked Up
You Had Entered
NINE MILE MAGAZINE
Publisher: Nine Mile Art Corp.
Editors: Bob Herz, Stephen Kuusisto, Andrea Scarpino
Associate Editors: Cyrus Cassells, James Cervantes, Norman Dubie, Christopher Merrill, Pamela (Jody) Stewart
Managing Editor: Beal St. George
Cover Art: From a montage, “Scherzo 6,” by Elena Ciletti
Nine Mile Magazine is an imprint of Nine Mile Art Corp.
The publishers gratefully acknowledge support of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Governor and the New York State Legislature. We also acknowledge support of the County of Onondaga and CNY Arts through the Tier Three Project Support Grant Program. This project is made possible with a General Support/Tier Three Project Support grant from the County of Onondaga, with the support of County Executive Ryan McMahon and the Onondaga County Legislature, administered by CNY Arts.
This publication would not have been possible without the generous support of these groups.
We are very grateful to them all.
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