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December 10, 2018


A fascinating and often-discussed topic, & one dear to my heart. But when Kate Sontag & I began researching our essay anthology, AFTER CONFESSION: POETRY AS AUTOBIOGRAPHY (Graywolf, 2001), we were kind of surprised to find there were no equivalent anthologies available on the subject. Far as I know, it's still the only such book.

Hi David,

I will have to check out that book! Thanks for letting me know!

This is a huge topic becase it traces the trail from Lowell, Sexton, and how that poetry was disabused and came back again rinsed off with respectability. That you Nin for your inveterate columns which I'm catching up on your TYPEPAD.

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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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