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September 17, 2013


One of the things I like most about being a poet is that I am unlikely to ever be famous. Appealing to a small audience that truly gets what I am saying is infinitely more appealing.

Excellent article.

I appreciate it, Phoenix. . . . And I guess poets at least *know* they'll never be famous, whereas actors and singers can keep hoping well after it's too late. You'd think it would make poets less ambitious. But if you did, you would be dead wrong. . . . Thanks again! All best, JM

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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"
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of the bedroom
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