Lou Reed, the poet

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Lou Reed, member of The Velvet Underground, wrote a poem, “O Delmore how I miss you,” to his college professor Delmore Schwartz in Poetry Magazine.

“Reading Yeats and the bell had rung but the poem was not over you hadn’t finished reading—liquid rivulets sprang from your nose but still you would not stop reading. I was transfixed. I cried—the love of the word—the heavy bear.”


Charley Locke finds autumn beautiful in New Haven but prefers the sunny disposition of her hometown, Berkeley. When not interning at The Rumpus, she loves reading almost everything and traveling almost everywhere. She recently wrote a cookbook of recipes and interviews with Moroccan women, and hopes to return to the Maghrib soon, despite the lack of bacon. More from this author →