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March 30, 2021


Oh no. I'm so sorry to hear that he's gone. Herbert was a wonderful man--erudite, charming, kind, and one hell of a raconteur. He was a fantastic poet and I hope that his work finds the audience it deserves. I will miss him.

Thank you for your comment, Kate -- greatly appreciated. I loved the guy.

Me too, David. The world is a lesser place without him.

I forwarded Flesh 78 to my sister who studies at the Art Students League via Zoom. She, in turn, sent it to the 25 members of her class--it was quite a hit. Thank you for reminding me of Mr. Engelhardt's


Thank you, Rachelle Bijou.

Hi David - I loved Herbert dearly and worked as his typist on his poems for more than a decade. I've called and called this year and never got a call back. I am heartbroken to just now learn of his passing. And yet, seeing the draft number in the poem title makes me smile.

Also very sorry to hear. He was an instrumental teacher to me. I was just calling him and found the number wasn’t in service which brought me to learn. May his poetry, that most palpable part of him, soar on.

—Luke Armstrong

Thank you for your comment, Luke. I, too, loved the man.

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