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October 09, 2012


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Thank you, Chester. Yusef Komunyakaa chose Kinnell's poem for BAP 2003. I have long been fascinated by the return to popularity of WHA's "September 1, 1939" in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks. Any thoughts? -- DL

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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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