Just a drop

The New York Press recalls the life of poet Maxwell Bodenheim, who was born in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, and whose work was at one time compared with that of Ezra Pound and Edgar Lee Masters:

By the early 50s, the “tall, cadaverous, unwashed” Bodenheim spent much of his time drinking straight grain alcohol. Hecht wrote that, after awakening at Bellevue from a two-day coma after being picked unconscious out of a Bleecker St. gutter, Bodenheim explained, “I must have had a drop too much.”


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