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July 31, 2008


Thank you, Terence. You are kind. I was glad that you didn't divulge the fact that I was really born and raised in Wyoming and that I came to DC in the Witness Protection Program after giving evidence against Louis Untermeyer during the famous American poetry anthology scam hearings.

Whatever I might have told you before, The Sex Clinic was written by 3 chimpanzees on amphetamines in 10 days, and Freaks was plagiarized from the secret diaries of Princess Margaret -- took about 3 weeks.

Great work on this blog. You the man, man.

Yachi da,

My favorite evening with Doug Lang was during the summer of 1983. We watched "Psycho Two" outside at the Waldorf Drive-in, then joined others for cowboy dancing at a hillbilly bar in Southern Maryland. Doug had been in the States at least 15 years, but he shook my hand and said, "Thanks, I've finally had Saturday night."

Another great post man. I can't comment on all of them, or feel like I shouldn't, but you do a great service to those of us who not only love Doug Lang's writing, all of it (I remain a big fan of FREAKS, much to his dismay, or so he seems to feel), but also love the man himself. His presence was and is a great gift in my life no matter how infrequenrtly I encounter him in person. And that final photo above captures his thoughful charisma better than any I've ever seen of him. ML (aka MDL)

Although I have never read any of Doug's book's, I did have the pleasure of being taught by him at Corcoran College of Art and Design. Doug Lang has opened my eyes to a whole other side of creative writing, and poetry I never thought I would be interested in. He's caring and very passionate about what he does, and he took liking to my poems. Since then I have been writing poems or Niyku's as I like to call them.
Doug Lang is my inspiration =]

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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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