A graduate of Syracuse University James Stuart Nolte was the recipient of the Undergraduate Prize for Poetry in 1975. His writing, including fiction, poetry and arts criticism has appeared in various newspapers and literary journals. A librarian with more than 50 years’ experience, he lives and works in Montpelier, Vermont.
I thought I would accompany my own body to the U.S. But after a couple of days, I found out I wasn’t going back. My family had instructed that I be cremated and disposed of in Australia. What? No big funeral? No family gathered all around.