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Loren Goodman, Pacific Correspondent

"Famous Poet Born" [by Loren Goodman]

Loren Goodman
Famous Poet Born

Pedro Octavio Vargas von Schlimm was born yesterday in Buenos Aires
He will go on to write seventeen books of poetry and four novels, a body
Of work for which he will be awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature

He will marry Olga von Hedrusch and have two children, Maxine Hong
Von Hedrusch Vargas, who will live in Palos Verdes, be a painter and
Juan Carlos Palomino von Hedrusch Vargas, who will speak in song

-- Loren Goodman

from the archive; first posted 2009

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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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