KC · J.D. Scrimgeour

There’s no poet quite like you, Kevin.
Sometimes I think you’re Revere’s imagination.

You talk like you’re from around the block,
But perfectly, too. You know when to shut up.

After this long evening of your students’ films,
You’ll fly to New York to meet your son.

Tell me, will we really never play one-on-one?
Why didn’t we meet before our knees retired?


J.D. Scrimgeour is the author of three collections of poetry, most recently, Lifting the Turtle (Turning Point). He's also published two books of nonfiction, including the AWP Award winner, Themes for English B. He's Acting Chair of the English Department at Salem State University.