Jon Volkmer's Writings
I touch him more than I have to,cupping his chin,lingering along the back of his neck.Bits of him frost the blue bathroom tile,or drift to settle on my shoes. Use the clippers, he barks,not loud. He lets me do my pseudo-salon scissors thingwith more patience than he has ever shown in his life. And I take advantage, making each plane and curve an...
Author of a poetry collection, The Art of Country Grain Elevators, and a travel memoir, Eating Europe: A Meta-Nonfiction Love Story. His essays, poems and short fiction have appeared in numerous literary journals. Professor of English and Director of...
Jon’s Favorite Books
Ulysses, Cress Delahanty, The Sun Also Rises, A Time of Gifts, Howards End, Ocean Sea, If on a Winter's Night a Traveler, A Shropshire Lad