I REMEMBER YOU Michael Culross “The remembered heroes of Michael Culross win in the province where they can, the poems disappearing in the victory of missed connections: a poetry of losers. How wondrous that he should speak for them with the technique of the muted, laconic saxophone: Bird, Sonny Rollins, Pres. Heroism for Culross is the past in the present moment, the only manner of speaking of traditions he loved and loves: Thin line of spit / Between mouthpiece & reed / My own.” –Michael S. Harper Michael Culross was born in Rochester, NY in 1942. A graduate of the Writing Program at Syracuse University and the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, he lives near Seattle. Cover Photo [Booker Ervin, 1962] by Michael Culross Author photo by Michael Culross, Jr.