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August 09, 2008


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Thanks for this fascinating report "from the inside" of the music. The Carter events must have been fantastic; what distinguished audiences. How did they pick the six poems they set to music?

Very well written article. I believe that songs which have great lyrics may not be popular but they are worth listenning again and again. This kind of commpetition encourage talented poets to come up and show their art.

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I left it
on when I
left the house
for the pleasure
of coming back
ten hours later
to the greatness
of Teddy Wilson
"After You've Gone"
on the piano
in the corner
of the bedroom
as I enter
in the dark

from New and Selected Poems by David Lehman

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