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August 19, 2013


What a terrific piece in Hollander's honor. I can't imagine any teacher getting higher praise than this.

Thank you, Amy.

I very much appreciate this tribute, as I only met the man in passing once, twenty-five years ago, at, of all places, an MLA. It illuminates much about his presence and his poetry.

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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

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