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July 20, 2016


I love this. Thanks for it.

Back in the 70s, SOME Magazine/Release Press was having a party in my apartment. Every room was jammed, and I kept hearing what a swell guy my super was. I hadn't invited the super but was delighted that he came. "He's over there!" someone said, pointing to Paul Violi, holding court with the smile you see above.

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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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