With this collection I began using an organizational structure of groups of three or four poems rather than the more traditional arrangement of a dozen poems or so in each thematic section of the book. Like Stardust otel, the title of this book had early readers and reviewers believing that the publisher had allowed a typographical error. So it was that many of them changed Dont to Don't in their articles, without realizing that the title was taken from a line in one of the poems in the collection and that was the way wanted to keep it.
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