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December 08, 2009


Thanks, Laura, for the remembrance of Lazarus; her life and work were telling, touching, and in the end both triumphant and utterly lost. I was shocked when I learned that her poems, letters, and library all vanished after she died--everything seems to have been destroyed by her sisters.

Thanks for this wonderful post, LO. Isn't it extraordinary that when Grover Cleveland dedicated the Statue (in 1886, I believe), Lazarus's great poem was not recited? I am proud to say that "The New Colossus," omitted in previous editions, is included (along with other fine sonnets by Lazarus) in "The Oxford Book of American Poetry" (2006).

Very enlightening. I regret my lack of knowledge about women poets. So thanks for filling in the blanks

Thanks for this--fascinating!

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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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