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April 07, 2018

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Angela: This such a beautiful post. I had tried to imagine this reading--and you've answered my imaginings with your experiencings. Thank you.

I didn't think I could love John Ashbery any more than I already do, but, since it's such a pleasure, Angela, I will include your love of him in mine from here on. When you say: "... as though it was our duty to keep him from vanishing between poems," first of all, it's beautiful, and also, I know just what you mean.

Angela, that's a terrific post--brisk, stylish, and complicated. You've caught the whole thing---the excitement and slight awkwardness of the prof and the famous geezer poet together up there, the pausing flow from the great man, and a nice selection of what he said. Just couldn't be better.Way to go!---Roger


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