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May 25, 2021


A fascinating thesis on the "NY School diaspora." Do the poets acknowledge the inbfluence of such poets as Ashbery, Koch and O'Hara?

Very often, they do!

The goat is a symbol of 2 things that come to mind - Bock beer (first), and Satan (a not-distant-enough second).

"If someone knows that they can get your goat, they will almost certainly stake it out to pasture."

- An old goat-milker

Yes, thank you, Randy Capra.

Also, there's the scapegoat.

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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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