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May 27, 2010


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Happy coincidence--I just started reading "Burnt" last weekend, after recently getting hold of a 2009 issue of Steve Erickson's lit journal Black Clock devoted to a noir theme, and he, too, recommended this in a brief paragraph. I first came to Willeford via the movies -- Fred Ward as Hoke Moseley in 1990's Miami Blues is terrific -- but thanks to you, I'm now enjoying non-Hoke non-hokum.

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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

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