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Journal, Day Five November 3, 2006: I’ve come to the last station on the spur line, where the conductor is going to toss me off the observation platform, perhaps into a handy swamp. As I child, I rode the Edaville Railroad through [...] by

Journal, Day Four November 2, 2006: Logan the Blog Hostage, Day 4. The printing press gave any man who owned one the power of a scriptorium without the interruption of prayers. Better, he could print the Bible in the vernacular, which [...] by

Journal, Day Three November 1, 2006: A man who is tired of poetry is tired of life, so they say; but when I’m tired of poetry I take down Lewis Carroll’s nonsense poems and am often restored. Everyone knows “Jabberwocky,” and [...] by

Journal, Day Two October 31, 2006: Frank O’Hara would have loved writing a blog, but it would have stopped him from writing poems—everything that went into his poems, all that helter-skelter of New York life, would have drained [...] by

Journal, Day One October 30, 2006: Randall Jarrell wrote that “Poets are in the beginning hypotheses, in the middle facts, and in the end values,” which may be another way of saying that poets begin as questions marks, become [...] by