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January 27, 2011


The way that Dean Young's poem, "The Invention of Heaven," flowed from drastically different concepts and tied them together, was profound. The images of changing seasons to sideshows and ending with a cleansing was simply brilliant. I will look forward to reading more of his poetry.

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I left it
on when I
left the house
for the pleasure
of coming back
ten hours later
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of Teddy Wilson
"After You've Gone"
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