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Peter Gizzi, a Poet of Sound and Time

I first met the poet Peter Gizzi during a summer in which I was reading the work of Ezra Pound and listening to the droopy folk-rock singer J. J. Cale, both exclusively, both incessantly. I am not sure which of these things bemused Gizzi more; perhaps he found the pairing itself comically incongruous. He is someone who believes that each poet has her own music, and that rhythm imparts a heavy significance, both on the page and off.
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