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My 10 favorite American poets

Anthony Braxton, one of my favorite living jazz musicians, said in a recent interview that You have to be honest about who you are, and the men and women who’ve influenced you. Part of learning from someone is to acknowledge … Continue reading

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Growing Up in Public with Lou Reed

I had gotten used to the idea of a world without any more great Lou Reed albums. His public appearance after the liver transplant and a somber comment by Laurie Anderson suggested the end might be near. When it came … Continue reading

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Why I Love Lou Reed

It’s somehow fitting that Lou Reed has passed away a few days before Halloween. Halloween is when children are introduced to evil as well as age, decay and death. It is sugar-coated, of course, so that they can begin the … Continue reading

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