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Lew Welch

(August 16, 1926 — May 23, 1971 / Phoenix, Arizona)

Taxi Suite (excerpt: 1. After Anacreon)


When I drive cab
I am moved by strange whistles and wear a hat

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  • Eric Paul Shaffer (6/28/2005 12:58:00 PM)

    Lew Welch has been one of my favorite poets since I first read his work over twenty years ago. 'After Anacreon' is a fine example of Lew at his most lyrical even as he proves once more that language is speech. An accessible poem, this one can be read successfully to academic audiences and to taxi drivers at the bar after work. These lines prove that our everyday language is most effective in addressing poems to each other. (Report) Reply

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