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November 09, 2021


Thanks, Angela -- and Jennifer -- for this terific post.

Thank you, David. What a treat it was to talk about Jennifer Michael Hecht's unforgettable poem--part of the long community of Best American.

"Stay with the boat."! So great. Love all of this.

Loved Doubt: A History. Didn't know Hecht wrote poetry--thanks for bringing that to my attention.

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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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