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Jack Spicer

Loneliness is necessary for pure poetry. When someone intrudes into the poet’s life (and any sudden personal contact, whether in the bed or in the heart, is an intrusion) the poet loses his or her balance for a moment, slips into being what he or she is, uses his or her poetry as one would… Continue reading Jack Spicer

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Philip Levin

          If you stand there long enough the air will thicken     with dusk and dust and exhaust           and finally with a starless dark. The day will become something     it’s never been before, something for           which I have no name. — Philip Levine, from “How to Get There,” Poetry (February 2012)  

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