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September 20, 2023


I often feel a certain exhaustion from the incredible number of poems being published, almost daily. How does one find the ones worth reading or a sensibility that's different? And then I came across a Sam Sax poem on the back of a recent APR. I was blown away, stunned to see that a young poet could write like a master poet, effortlessly melding elements as if he'd been tutored by the metaphysical poet, John Donne. I'll look forward to 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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