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August 31, 2018


<< Kenneth Koch, adding to the famous adage by Wallace Stevens, said: “Not only is all poetry experimental, but all that is truly experimental is poetry.”>>> Swell quote, and a nice opening to this dialogue. -- DL

Thanks, David. Of course, I first read that quote in your great book, The Last Avant-Garde: The Making of the New York School of Poets. ~DD

Mr Distefano asks great questions.

Thank you, Liz! ~Dante

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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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