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Poet David Ignatow on Bodenheim

Here is an interesting glimpse from Michael Sampson Sweeney’s Bodenheim biography (in-progress)”of poet David Ignatow who worked with Bodenheim in the WPA.

“In this case the younger member was 22-year-old poet, David Ingatow, who would go on to became a renown and award-winning poet, and an esteemed Professor of poetry at NYU, Columbia, York College, Universities of Kentucky and Kansas. 55 more words

Spinning Gold with Navel Lint

There’s no shortage of “poet’s workshop” books so, instead of buying new ones as they come out, I occasionally dip into old ones. After a few years between readings, the old becomes new, proving once again that the author of… 477 more words

Poetry

David Ignatow

I wish I understood the beauty
in leaves falling. To whom
are we beautiful
as we go?

— David Ignatow, from “Three in Transition,” Against The Evidence: Selected Poems, 1934 1994. (Wesleyan; 1st edition January 15, 1994)

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