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August 18, 2012


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What a great collection of poets ! I can't wait. I am marking my calendar!

time ago when I taught at Emerson College I required the students in my poetry workshops to buy the BAP each September . . . this new one looks equal in value to the earlier volumes . . . the only thing wrong with this annual anthol, as I'm sure many others have pointed out, is that it never includes any of the masterful poems published each year by David Lehman—

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I left it
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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