Have been dealing with family repercussions this week. Someday perhaps I'll write something more considered about John Tagliabue. Hard to maintain "critical distance" in this case.

A few days ago (before he died) I was digging around my books, looking for something, & came upon an edition of Pound's translations from the Confucian anthology (early classic Chinese lyrics), which I hadn't remembered, or ever looked into. Then I noticed it was inscribed, from John, for me.

One of the last things he said was, "If you're looking for me, you'll find me in my poems." This was an allusion to Whitman's Song of Myself ("look for me under your bootsoles").

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