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May 09, 2020


Great post, Mr. Winch, as always. I remember the Muscovites from when the newly liberated Hebrews re-entered the Holy Land. Also there were the Odorites from Baltimore. But I digress. No, in all seriousness, I always look forward to these posts. Much info, glad to have it, glad you're at the helm. Cheers, B.A.

Thank you, Dan. You would like Prigov's work.
It's sufficiently ridiculous.

Thanks for great review! I hope everyone follows your advice and checks out marvelous brilliant Prigov!

Thank you, comrade, for turning me on to his work.

I would have liked to have known Dmitri Prigov, just a few years before his death, reviewed the foods he ate and the spirits he drank, and I would have asked him to stop smoking cigarettes if he indeed partook of the habit, all of this with the goal of stopping time and avoiding his untimely demise from a heart attack in a Moscow metro. Of course one cannot stop time but discovering this poet thanks to Simon Schuchat's translation, and your precise reviewer's pen, Terrence, makes me think that yes, one can, make the experience timeless, from poems that will not disappear even though their author has already crossed the tracks.

Well, I'm sure if you asked him nicely he would have given up all his bad habits. Thanks for checking in, my friend. (But who is this "Terrence"?)

I would like to write a book on "Alexander's Ragtime Band" and how it revolutionized pop music in America.

Does anyone know when ‘Description of Objects’ was published/written?

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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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