Judith Baumel

The Quick Brown Fox


Absent blank cards, dirty emblems flower gorgeously hitting inky just kisses, loose moons nicked orbs, pure, quiet regular, steady, taps under view with (exhilarating) youthful zest.

In 7th grade typing class each student hit the electric x’s and o’s and c’s in precise sequence across and down8 ½ by 11 stock to produce 39 images of President John Fitzgerald Kennedy.


Judith Baumel is a poet and translator. She is founding director of Creative Writing at Adelphi University. Her most recent book is The Kangaroo Girl.