Roger Pfingston is a retired English and journalism teacher who taught at Bloomington High School North for 25 years. He has been quietly publishing his poetry and pictures in leading literary and photographic journals for five decades
BY CARMEN SIERING
Reading the titles, it’s easy to see that the subjects of Roger Pfingston’s poems are unassuming: “Farmers’ Market and the B-Line Trail,” “Flower,” “The Deer Poem.” The images he captures through his camera lens — leaves and rocks and puddles — are equally ordinary. However, in the hands of this Bloomington poet-photographer, the seemingly simple becomes sublime.
i walked the Farmer’s Market and Beeline with Roger’s words. I saw the faces, I heard the noises, I felt it all. It made me smile. It would have made my mom smile, too. Thank you, Roger Pfingston.