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Leaving the Door Open: Poems

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Published December 1st 1984 by Sheep Meadow Press (first published January 1st 1984)
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Mike Jensen
Yeah, yeah, I know, he is a well-respected, multiple prize winning poet, but I don't like the guy, or, I don't like the persona presented in many of these poems which is implied to be the author via the first person. The way he treats his children and their mothers is a big issue, and so is Ignatow not caring that they have been hurt. Well, a lot of creeps have been great artists, so how is the art? There are a half-dozen poems that seemed worth writing. Most are not bad, but not especially ...more
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Inside, the most perfect poems about being alone.
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David Ignatow was an American poet. He was born in Brooklyn on February 7, 1914, and spent most of his life in the New York City area. He died on November 17, 1997, at his home in East Hampton, New York. His papers are held at University of California, San Diego.

Early in his career he worked in a butcher shop. He also helped out in a bindery in Brooklyn, New York, which he later owned and managed.
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