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Gombrowicz on Poets (the good)

Today’s poet ought to be a child, but a cunning, sober, and careful child. Let him write poetry, yet let him be capable of realizing its limitations at all times. Let him be a poet, but a poet prepared at … Continue reading

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Lou Reed: Power and Glory

Power and Glory—The Situation by Lou Reed I was visited by the Power and the Glory I was visited by a majestic hymn Great bolts of lightning Lighting up the sky Electricity flowing through my veins I was captured by … 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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