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July 30, 2021


I met Buk in the men's room in California and the guy was shit-faced just like the poems.

This is one shitty work of prose, if i may add my 2 cents.

Read more poems, Joel. Poetry's like food or shoes or weather: there are lots of different kinds. It doesn't all have to be Joyce Kilmer.

Dear David Kirby...In my humble opinion, the above isn't poetry. I'm surprised it even made it this far being published here. I prefer my food spicy, shoes weathered and weather, tropical. Most of all, i enjoy poems by David Lehman.


"Write more poems. It's embarrassing not to, if you think about it." --James Tate

One of the best things about this poem is the use of the word "defecate."

Actually, the best reaction to this non-poem is defecating on it.

Daryl Hine wrote a long poem titled "Vowel Movements."

Chin up! Reach for higher dreams.

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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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