A Toast Here's to the song you heard when you were falling in love but have forgotten the title and the tune and the lyrics so even if you fell... Read more →
Jeremy Cantor began writing when he retired from a career in laboratory chemistry. He has made and tested engine oil additives, detergents and pharmaceuticals, driven a forklift, worked in a full-body acid-proof hazmat suit, tried to keep his fingers working in a walk-in freezer at -40°F and worked behind radiation shielding. He prefers writing. Six poems from his book Wisteria from Seed (2015) were set to music by composer Robert Gross and performed in arrangement for mezzo-soprano, piano and recorder at the Boston Conservatory as well as at venues in San Francisco and Tucson. Jeremy was a semi-finalist in the competition for the Dartmouth Poet in Residence at The Frost Place, a museum and nonprofit educational center for poetry located at Robert Frost's former home in Franconia, New Hampshire, and was twice a finalist for the Lascaux Prize in Poetry. His poems, which have appeared in ISLE (Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and the Environment, published in conjunction with Oxford University Press), Ithaca Lit, Canary, and other journals, arise from the meeting place of the sounds and rhythms of literature, music, natural history and science.
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