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About This Author
James Longenbach is author of Draft of a Letter, Fleet River, and The Resistance to Poetry. He teaches at the University of Rochester.
We lived to build it, not to live,
And once the rafters were in place we added
A black iron key for Mrs. Hunter, who collected keys.
Photographs she considered vulgar.
Cardinals at the feeder.
Rain in the leaves.
From deepest darkness to
The lesser I emerged with...
On John Ashbery.
Path shifting in the woods
With sunlight, darkness, and at dusk
The little voices
On Richard Howard.
Opening a window onto the life of a great American poet.
Carl Phillips' Rock Harbor.
By Allen Grossman.
By Charles Wright.
Hunger, said Emily Dickinson, is "a way / Of persons outside Windows– / The Entering–takes away...
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