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November 01, 2019


And, too, his early sci-fi novel "Camp Concentration" is a masterpiece. -- DL

The 150 short stories are central. It is a sad gap in the record that they are so scattered. A two-vol Disch set from the Library of America -- selected short fiction, collected poems -- would be revelatory...

Thank you, John. It's a great suggestion. If I speak to LOA people I'll relay the idea. I'd love to write an introductory essay. Tom's stories are masterly. And if you'd like to write something about Tom's work for the BAP blog, let us know. -- DL

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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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