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March 30, 2011


You're beautiful.

Lovely and moving post. Thank you.

Well done. What is Maledizione translated?

Maledizione is a pun. Male means "bad" and "edizione" means "editions" or "issues", so the name of the press translates as "bad editions". But the word Maledizione itself means curse or hex, an act of utterance designed to bring about a magical result, like a dark spell. I thought it was a pretty clever name for a publisher!

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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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