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May 26, 2022


Fascinating piece. History teaches us that it can never be definitive. A smart look back at the Nixon years would teach us much.

Terrific essay. This could be the back cover blurb: "Nixonland reads like one big Roman chariot race through hell." —Joe Lehman, Best American Poetry blog

Excellent review, Joe! Makes me want to read this book.

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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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