Steve Kowit

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  • Fred Boring (8/28/2018 3:29:00 PM)

    The poem Beetles can be found in Kowit's collection The Dumbell Nebula.

  • Fred Boring (8/28/2018 1:40:00 PM)

    A great poem by Steve Kowit is Beetles in which, to me, the spirit of Walt Whitman has been brought back to life in our time. I don't know in which of Kowit's collections it can be found but I can supply the text if you are interested.
    Fred Boring,

  • Matty Reynolds Matty Reynolds (6/18/2012 10:27:00 PM)

    I miss your class. You have inspired me for years.

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Best Poem of Steve Kowit


This evening, the sturdy Levi's
I wore every day for over a year
& which seemed to the end
in perfect condition,
suddenly tore.
How or why I don't know,
but there it was: a big rip at the crotch.
A month ago my friend Nick
walked off a racquetball court,
got into this street clothes,
& halfway home collapsed & died.
Take heed, you who read this,
& drop to your knees now & again
like the poet Christopher Smart,
& kiss the earth & be joyful,
& make much of your time,
& be kindly to everyone,
even to those who do not ...

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