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January 25, 2019


I'm thrilled to see this passage from the "Dance in America" anthology. And, just FYI, George Balanchine was both an immigrant and, by the time he published this comment (he acquired his American citizenship c. 1940), a Republican.
Great picture, too, by Martha Swope.

terrific post stacey, and great quote (though it seems he left out poets in his list)
and all the more relevant in these times, I wonder is there anything from Edwin Denby in the anthology?

Thank you for posting this, Stacy. It shows, in part, why Balanchine has been such an influence on my life. He created beauty and dispensed common sense. I loved the man.

Yes, Michael, Edwin Denby is in the anthology. Here's a link to the table of contents. It's such a rich collection!

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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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