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July 14, 2009

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Terrific.

"Why I am Not a Painter" has always been one of my favorite poems... I didn't realize (though now it seems quite obvious) it was the inspiration for the name of the journal Oranges & Sardines.

Perfect. Great to see Mike Goldberg's "Sardines." Did you know that July 14, 1959 was -- like today -- a Tuesday?

Way to go, Emma. Great blog!

Emma,

Great post! You are also not a painter because you are such a good reviewer of art!!

Dense (Frank's illegitimate daughter)

Thanks to all for your visits and comments; please keep 'em coming! It's great to hear your insights and feedback.

Bernadette- that little backstory was told to me by O&S publisher, Didi Menendez, who has also blogged for BAP.

David - I did not know that about 07-14-59. Could greater poetic forces be at work?

This Emma is the woman of all seasons. She can write, she can curate, she can poet around.She can critique art and literature. She is cute. A born BAP blogger. I love her

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