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June 14, 2023


In my exuberance to post this poem, I failed to mention it was originally published in The Brooklyn Rail and will appear in Joanna's next book Data Mind (Curbstone/Northwestern University Press 2024).

Completely love this poem, its energy, its intelligence.

I'm SO grateful that Denise picked this poem because I had taken it out of the book manuscript because I wasn't sure about it. I just put it back in. (Oh, also blogs can do odd things to spacing-- there's not a break after the em-dash.)

Terrific poem.

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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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