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March 19, 2023


as always JF gets the zeitgeitz she's a grande poet

This made me want to find out who the cowboy poet subject of this poem was. I think I figured it out. To be honest, I liked his poem as well as this one. Poetry contains many undercurrents.

Hilarious! True and profound. TO A NEW ERA is one hell of a book!

Like many another reader of a certain age, I feel
Sure I know which old man poet is being justly lampooned. Or which of two. Or maybe three. No, at least 4. I love the poem and feel immense empathy!

Nice one. I've been trying to think of what (or who) our British equivalent of this old cowboy-hatted poet is . . . I'm sure we have one. In fact I'm sure we have several.


I think Joanna Fuhrman is one of our best contemporary poets.

Loved it!!!! Go Joanna!!!!

Nails it with the last several lines. Ah the ever-drifting audience with our cell phones and stealthy inattention.

Pretty funny. Thanks, Joanna.

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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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