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“Introduction to Poetry,” by Paul Lake

October 25, 2011

This poem walks off like a goddess on the foam.

Not long ago, I was sorting out some of the piled-up bookshelves in my office and uncovered a little spiral-bound journal I kept eight or ten years ago.  I hadn’t ever written in it, just pasted in photocopies of poems that I had read and wished that I had written.  Finding this was like unboxing winter clothes, going through the jacket pockets, feeling a bill, and pulling out a twenty.  So, for the next couple of weeks, I’ll read a few of these poems here on the Feed.

Today’s poem was published in Paul Lake’s book, Another Kind of Travel (U of Chicago Press, 1987).

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