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“Beginnings”

by Paul Mariani

Perhaps it is not too much to say that the void caused by the destruction of the life contained in these early letters has been one reason why—as a biographer—I have spent the last twenty years poring over the letters of others and why I find myself as a poet, in spite of my best intentions to do otherwise, preoccupied with retrieving whatever pieces of the past I can from the cold ashes of history.

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