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Deborah Landau's 'You've Got to Start Somewhere' on PoetryNow

By Michael Slosek

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Deborah Landau's new poem "You've Got to Start Somewhere" pushes against digital saturation and thinks about a different, more analog, contact with the world. The poem begins:

I had the idea of sitting still
while others rushed by.
I had the thought of a shop
that still sells records.
A letter in the mailbox.
The way that book felt in my hands.
I was always elsewhere.
How is it is to have a body today,
to walk in this city, to run?

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Originally Published: June 23rd, 2015