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December 01, 2009


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Laura, it's great to hear PL tell stories, isn't it? I love this. You know, you might be interested in an essay Levine wrote about his early days (student and teaching early days) that appeared in The New England Review (I think--or maybe the Georgia Review) a few years back. It's about Berryman coming to read at Fresno in the early 60s, and Levine's friendship with him, and with Thom Gunn and Henri Coulette. I think it appeared after Gunn died, and it's mainly a tribute to him. But it's just chock full of stuff.

Thanks - it sounds great, and I'll check it out.

Do you know Merwin's poem about Berryman? Here it is:

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left the house
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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

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