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June 28, 2023


<<< my heuristics (that’s an older, petite, white woman in the grocery aisle, wearing yoga pants, not a young, large, dark-skinned man wearing a hoodie — I’m safe! >>>That is a fine parody of contemporary bullshit discourse.

To say that poems protest "deeply gendered and racialized forms of violence and injustice" raises two questions: what price relevance? and what has politics done to ppetic discourse?

Fascinating conversation -- and evidently provocative to boot.

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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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