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December 20, 2019


Though on one level I understand it, on another level I don't, completely.

Why does this post have O Likes, and the post on the Martin Espada anthology have 687?

The Star Wars disparity must say something about poetry and its trends, but I am not sure what.

I believe Sports Illustrated is un-PC, especially the swimsuit issue, but Molly Arden's poem specifically says her husband (or the speaker's husband) collected them so I, as one of the editors responsible for art, chose the picture, which maybe people think they're not supposed to like. American Puritanism takes many unusual forms. -- 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

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