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July 05, 2020


Great poems, great to hear them read in a tavern!

appreciate berger's poetry, and your appreciation of his poetry terence

Thanks, Michael.

Thanks, Christopher J.

Don Berger is among the secret gods of American poetry. Great to see his cover blown.

Thanks, Eli. Yes: Don is a natural.

Terence Winch may be the BAP website's most dependable dowser of verse. I knew nothing (my bad) about Donald Berger or his poetry until this blog entry. I loved reading "Leaving the Tavern" and the poems recited by Don on video. What a treat! To Terence, I quote from Stephen Sondheim's song "Move On": "Give us more to see." Keep them coming, Terence, and deep thanks for what you have already given us: Don Berger and so many other poets deserving wider recognition.

Thanks, Earl. There will be more to come.

Thank you for this exemplary introduction to the work of a fine poet who deserves to be much better known. -- DL

This is an incredibly powerful poem.

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