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September 11, 2011

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Hats off?! I would say shoes, pants, and everything else you could shed as quickly as possible followed by a cold shower. Read this book with oven mitts and I dare you to keep both hands on the cover.

Daniel, many thanks for your kind words, and especially for the perceptive insights you articulate in the last paragraph. I hadn't really thought about it much, but I agree that poems of the kind that Moira and Clarinda so carefully and artfully selected for this anthology genuinely do represent much of what's "best " in American poetry these days.

Thanks aplenty for ingenuity, persistence, genius and class.

Thank you for these comments. Alan, what you said is so true and so apt. I like your choice of nouns, Grace, and would add grace to the lot. Marilyn, I think maybe I should have signed the post "David Lehman" instead of arrogantly assuming that visitors to the blog know who "DL" is. -- DL

Dear DL (whom everybody in the world except me instantly recognizes as the initials of David Lehman)--
Thanks so much for your graciousness. I certainly should have known better, and I feel like a a complete dork. I do apologize-- and will only repeat how much I appreciate the generous remarks you posted above about the anthology.

Marilyn Taylor

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