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April 06, 2007

The Poet Is 71. He Loves Fred Astaire.

A profile by Hillel Italie at the AP proves that Frederick Seidel is pretty much as great as I originally thought:

"It is late morning, dark and cozy in the Carlyle's Gallery lounge. The Twin Towers have fallen. George W. Bush is president. Robert Kennedy is dead. Ezra Pound is a modernist. Seidel rides a motorcycle."

Comments

MNorthrop

Nice profile. My favorite line:
"... much in love with 'the sky above.'"

It's like a little collaborative couplet: half Italie, half Seidel.

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