Postcard prose - Issue 06 | August 2009

Greetings from Fredrick

by Fredrick Zydek

I worked for most of my publishing life on a 1923 cast-iron Underwood upright given to me by my grandfather when I was twelve.

A few years back, the only man in Omaha who knew how to repair it died.  I purchased this HP contraption and used it as a word processor until a few weeks ago when the post office raised the price of postage again.

I decided to join the 21st century. It’s a tad scary. Things move very quickly on this side of tomorrow. And there is occasional grace – I have found YouTube!


About the author

Fredrick Zydek is the author of eight collections of poetry and editor for Lone Willow Press. Formerly a professor of creative writing and theology at the University of Nebraska and later at the College of Saint Mary, his work has appeared in The Antioch Review, Cimarron Review, Nimrod, Poetry, Prairie Schooner, and elsewhere. When he’s not writing or editing, he’s a gentleman farmer.

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