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Unread 01-14-2022, 07:12 AM
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A review I wrote of the underappreciated poet Simon Perchik, who is 98 and hospitalized with Covid pneumonia, is up at Cultural Daily.

https://culturaldaily.com/simon-perc...ourteen-poems/
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Unread 01-15-2022, 07:24 AM
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John,

I enjoyed reading this. Thank you for introducing me to a new (but, of course, old) poet!
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Thanks, Andrew
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John, thanks for writing the review and posting a link here. I've been reading his poems in journals for over 40 years, and your piece better highlights his humanity and development than any I've seen before now. I do recall an interesting interview with him from several years ago, but I can't bring to mind the interviewer's name or where it was published. I'd seldom mistake his work for anyone else's.

I'm saddened to hear of his illness, but I nonetheless wish him (and you) the best.
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Thanks, Mark. It was fun to write.
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Thanks John, that was really interesting to read. Beautifully accessible but with just enough withheld to make me want to read more of Perchik's work. I do recognise his name, I must have read him, but as individual poems, not a canonised name.

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A very interesting review, John; thank you. I do hope Simon Perchik recovers from his illness.

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Thanks for bringing this neglected poet to our attention, John. It's an important thing to do.
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Sorry. Right church, wrong pew. But. . . .

John, I’m fascinated by what you say he’s doing, but I must confess my mind cannot yet dance to his extraordinary tunes (guess I’m associatively and cognitively disadvantaged).
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Thank you for reading everyone. I'm happy to say I was told he is out of the hospital and the review was read to him.
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