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William Matthews

(November 11, 1942 - November 12, 1997 / Cincinnati, Ohio)

Poems of William Matthews

1. A Happy Childhood 4/21/2010
2. A Life Of Crime 4/21/2010
3. A Poetry Reading At West Point 1/13/2003
4. A Roadside Near Ithaca 4/21/2010
5. A Small Room In Aspen 4/21/2010
6. A Walk 4/21/2010
7. Alcide 4/21/2010
8. Bedtime 4/21/2010
9. Dire Cure 1/13/2003
10. Eyes 4/21/2010
11. Foul Shots: A Clinic 4/21/2010
12. Homer's Seeing-Eye Dog 1/13/2003
13. Job Interview 1/13/2003
14. Mingus At The Showplace 1/13/2003
15. No Return 1/13/2003
16. On The Porch At The Frost Place, Franconia, N. H. 1/13/2003
17. Poem (The lump of coal my parents teased) 1/13/2003
18. The Blues 1/13/2003

Mingus At The Showplace

I was miserable, of course, for I was seventeen
and so I swung into action and wrote a poem

and it was miserable, for that was how I thought
poetry worked: you digested experience shat

literature. It was 1960 at The Showplace, long since
defunct, on West 4th st., and I sat at the bar,

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