The Cavity Search

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Ask yourself how many beauties you subvert during the course of a day. No one is brave enough for this. Capitalism helps or does not help reflection where essential joy is concerned. I recall a trip to the Soviet Union when I was 26 years old. I saw that possession of the wrong book was […]

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Ask yourself how many beauties you subvert during the course of a day. No one is brave enough for this. Capitalism helps or does not help reflection where essential joy is concerned. I recall a trip to the Soviet Union when I was 26 years old. I saw that possession of the wrong book was […]

Kyoto Fedora

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  —for Diane Wiener     Rain, winter, me a tourist Blind, tapping with cane— Thinking “one must practice reality” Sweeping stick in curves, A series of arcs, as blindness  Is like rings on water—   Thinking honey on tongue, Leafage in cemetery,  Undecipherable voice Reaching cold ears   Behind closed eyes Wishing for hat. […]

Kyoto Fedora

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  —for Diane Wiener     Rain, winter, me a tourist Blind, tapping with cane— Thinking “one must practice reality” Sweeping stick in curves, A series of arcs, as blindness  Is like rings on water—   Thinking honey on tongue, Leafage in cemetery,  Undecipherable voice Reaching cold ears   Behind closed eyes Wishing for hat. […]

Freaky Angels

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In one of his early poems entitled “Contagion” James Tate wrote: So this is the dark street/where only an angel lives/I never saw anything like it. I read that poem when I was twenty and saw the “dark street” as Emerson—saw the angel as Emerson’s strange angel which is also D.H. Lawrence’s strange angel, the […]

 

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Letters to Borges

Planet of the Blind

Only Bread, Only Light

Eavesdropping: A Memoir of Blindness and Listening

The Poet's Notebook

Do Not Interrupt: A Playful Take on the Art of Conversation