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August 24, 2009


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Thank you for the tip, Ken. Never before have I heard of a novel with a poetry anthologist as a protagonist. And one with writer's block no less. Luckily it is not an affliction I suffer from: BAP 2009 is about to come out -- with, I reckon, the 23rd foreword I've written since the series began. Can't wait to read Baker's new book.

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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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