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August 18, 2011


What a wonderful review of ME AND NINA; how insightful and powerful its poetry is. You would think that Monica Hand and Nina were life sisters. Thanks tO Erica for including the video of Nina to remind us how sincere, and heartfelt her songs were. Monica Hand could not let go of Nina, and after reading the poems I can understand her fascination and love for Nina, and how the poetry muse must have rejoiced with Monica while she was writing ME AND NINA. Linda Baldanzi

Just wonderful, Erika!

Smart, insightful review; the book cover looks gorgeous as well. I can't wait to hold me and nina in my hands and with my languaged eyes (all of them,
english-speaking, non-english, music chanting).

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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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