Sometimes the truth can be said only from behind a mask. Poems by Williams, Creeley, Spicer, and Eigner gave me the strength to remember and present. I found events in my life intersecting the originals, and presented them as much in the original forms as was within my means and appropriate for my content. I used Charles Tomlinson's selections from Spring & All in Williams’ selected poems, the first part of Creeley’s Memory Gardens, Spicer’s A Red Wheelbarrow, and Eigner’s poems in Room 3, edited by John Perlman. Although I hope each collection has the coherence of the original collection, I think Williams, Creeley, Spicer, and Eigner could not have written these poems because they present my experience and sensibility.
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