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May 29, 2023


As machines make ice
We made dead enemy soldiers

Great passage

"New Addresses" is Koch's greatest book, and a brilliant framework for autobiography, moving the focus away from the individual ego by displacing its life onto inanimate objects and events. And this wonderful realignment allows the reader to share the poet's personal experience as his/her own, inducing a direct first-person emotional response.

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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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