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February 09, 2018


Thanks for this, David. I was just reading some works by Tate in the latest Conduit and was impressed by their energy and power (not to mention the humor).

You define his undefinable-ness so well, David. Constant Defender is my favorite book of Jim's. In a span of a year, I gave three separate copies to Ada Limón without any memory of having given her one before. Having my poem selected to appear in his volume of BAP still gives me thrill-giggles. I am ever Mickey Mouse to his Walt Disney.

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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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