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May 12, 2009


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Thank you for introducing your readers to yet-another fine poet. I don't know if good poems console and/or comfort us, or if they send us even more deeply into our ragged selves and sit there with us for a while. Either way, this poem will be a good traveling companion.

Anne Caston

a beautiful thoughtful essay by Laura on why we read and write.We can thank Laura for introducing us to Katy and we can thank Katy for making whole.

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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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