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October 16, 2013


It is not only a very good idea but kind of an obvious one for a wealthy foundation dedicated to poetry to spread the wealth among our poets, especially those in need, which is many of them, of us. Unless there really is something to this notion that the Poetry Foundation is being true to its reactionary political past by using the funds in pompous, elitist, self-serving ways.

I agree with you Sally. It's a no-brainer and I'm hoping that the new guy will take the proposal seriously. I'm not all that optimistic though because I've heard some things that indicate that he's going to "stay the course" and not think about the poets who provide the material without which Poetry magazine and the foundation would not exist.Either he's an innovator or a babysitter.Callous or compassionate.

The "new guy" is a fake poet, what do you expect, a miracle?

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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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