This is a collection of very early poetry, starting with a few bits from high school (largely in the style of Rimbaud, Pound and Plath to the degree that I had any skill) along with bits from my first years at Bard, prior to my diagnosis of diabetes and my semesters off. Included are a translation from the Latin of a section of Virgil’s Aeneid, a short satirical play, some hyper-formal work including experiments with syllabics, and some translations from Guido Gozzano, Jules LaForgue and the “Canadian Rimbaud,” Emile Nelligan. The most notable new influences here are that of W.H. Auden and, to a lesser degree, John Berryman and Philip Larkin.

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