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January 19, 2012

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"It is the artist's duty to be alive" - The Journal of Albion Moonlight - Kenneth Patchen

"The poems I call my 'favorites' are nothing like the poems I actually write." I wonder whether that is true for many poets. Fascinating point. Thank you for the stimulating post. DL

Thanks so much, David. It is quite interesting, isn't it? I guess its why we love the poets we do, they make us look at poetry in a different light.

this is such a beautiful blog, leah.
and i will read these books asap.
Thx for being you.

Thanks so much, Alyson. So glad you enjoyed it!

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