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A poet dies

A poet is born
A poet dies
And all that lies between
is us
and the world

~ Lawrence Ferlinghetti

That’s how Mr. Ferlinghetti began “An Elegy on the Death of Kenneth Patchen.” Today’s New York Times brings the sad news of another poet’s passing: Fran Landesman, whose lyrics are revered by theatre dorks and jazz lovers alike.

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