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August 04, 2011


Can't wait to get a copy. Thanks for the recommendation, which shows the same great qualities you ascribe to Byron and Nauen Mister Winch.

Thanks for this inspiring post, for making me want to read Elinor Nauen's book, for making me want to reread Don Juan, and for reminding me that the vast wonderland of poetry has so many treasures just waiting to be read and/or reread. Also, "adumbrating" is such a choice word. Just seeing it quite cheered me up. Thanks for the great links, too.

Oh boy! I can't wait to read this book. I love love love Don Juan. I read it a few years ago - it was perfect reading for a long subway commute though sometimes I got so involved that I nearly missed my stop. His observations about society and character are spot on today. And the war scenes are gripping and horrific. So, that someone today could take the form and run with it is, well, quite exciting. Thank you for introducing us to a new poet and this fine work.

Brilliant comparison. Makes me eager to read both. Thanks Terence.

As a habit more than a rule, I don’t read books not written by Terry Winch, but since Terry Winch recommends I read this book, I just might.

Great post, a real testament to the power of poetry.

"... A persona I could reinvent and stay true to." Not easy to do both—to drive on a road that's forming while it informs you. Great review.

Jeff---thanks for the comment.

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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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