The Final Beginning (Poets and Artists 12/09)
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National Book Award for Keith Waldrop
It isn't often that a major literary award goes to a poet whose work I've always enjoyed and admired.
Keith Waldrop on the EPC
"Sing fast. Voices fail."
[from Semiramis If I Remember (self-portrait as mask)]
"An uncertain line we walk, the line- ill-marked and slippery-between inhibition and exhibition."
[from The Silhouette of the Bridge (Memory Stand-Ins)]
"(you are more im-
portant to me
than words or
we will not remember
[from The Locality Principle]