“Have Your Kerchief Ready”

It is National Poetry Month … and today, we have both a poem and a timely suggestion for keeping healthy during a pandemic.

Clem Winston, one of my all time favorite people (I may have a bit of a crush on him), was an economist who worked at the National Recovery Administration from 1933 to 1934, for the Works Progress Administration National Research Project in Philadelphia from 1935 to 1937, the National Resources Board from 1937 to 1938, the Railroad Retirement Board from 1938 to 1942, the War Production Board from 1942 to 1945, and the Office of Business Economics at the United States Bureau of the Budget from 1945 to 1962.  While his jobs may sound dull, Clem was absolutely anything but dull.  He was an artist, a musician, and a poet who compiled several (unpublished) books worth of  poems, many of which are illustrated with his charming and delightful doodles.  His papers and a post about him provide a bit more context–and the more serious aspects of his life–but in April, Clem is first and foremost, a poet!



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