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Tony Leuzzi: The Poet's Poet!

Tony Leuzzi Tony Leuzzi, author of forthcoming Passwords Primeval: 20 American Poets in Their Own Words (to be released by BOA this November), is featured today on The Bakery Poetry blog. While Passwords Primeval is a collection of Leuzzi's astounding interviews with prominent American poets (rather than a book of his own poetry), we're thrilled that Leuzzi is being recognized, not only for his impressive knowledge of poetry, but for his style and creativity as a poet in his own right. Here is the featured poem: Cadae (2) Stones have ears to eat the exact time Arp thought      and jotted the stones have ears to eat the exact time      then listened as a flower opened twenty tongues

of blue to air and canticled its second nature naturally until it stopped and in the silence all petals turned to paper.

"Passwords Primeval does not pretend to fully represent the diversity of poetry written by Americans in the last 40 years. Nonetheless, a front-to-back reading of the book will demonstrate an astonishing interconnectedness, as if each voice echoes another from opposite ends of the same canyon. --TONY LEUZZI, from the Introduction


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