"Benedictions" by James Clarke

James Clarke is the author of almost twenty books of poetry and memoir, including Dreamworks, Forced Passage, How to Bribe a Judge, L’Arche Journal, A Mourner’s Kaddish, The Raggedy Parade, Silver Mercies, and The Way Everyone is Inside. He is a former Superior Court judge, and his judgments have been published extensively in legal journals. He lives in Guelph, Ontario.