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March 07, 2014


Angela, Best American Poetry, it's been a nice week! Thanks!

This may be the first time that the names Martin Heidegger and James Schuyler have been juxtaposed in a critical article. Not sure I see the connection, if any, but I love the appreciative insights into James Schuyler, one of my favorite poets, the Elizabeth Bishop of the NY School.

Great anecdote: "Freilicher was once offered a fellowship to travel anywhere in the country to paint a scene: she choose to stay in her apartment to make a new window scene."

He is buried in a lovely little monastery cemetery on Long Island. Here are some pictures I took last fall:

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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
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