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I grew up playing on the floor of the Goodwill and the St. Vincent de Paul's in South Bend, Indiana, as my mom prowled the aisles searching for wonderful things LONG before retro was chic. She had an uncanny ability to spot the treasure that was hidden to the rest of us, dragging home shabby furniture to refinish or squirreling away old lunch boxes when we all thought she was crazy. She taught me to love objects that come with a history, marvelous things that conceal a secret story that must be discovered or invented.

Eventually she turned her hobby into a small business, and for thirty years she managed two "Cats on the Cupboard" locations in antique malls in southwest Michigan. Now, I am stepping into her shoes. I'm so pleased to be able to find good homes for all her beloved objects, and I hope that you will find something at modernpoetry that will delight you as much as it did Mom…

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About

I grew up playing on the floor of the Goodwill and the St. Vincent de Paul's in South Bend, Indiana, as my mom prowled the aisles searching for wonderful things LONG before retro was chic. She had an uncanny ability to spot the treasure that was hidden to the rest of us, dragging home shabby furniture to refinish or squirreling away old lunch boxes when we all thought she was crazy. She taught me to love objects that come with a history, marvelous things that conceal a secret story that must be discovered or invented.

Eventually she turned her hobby into a small business, and for thirty years she managed two "Cats on the Cupboard" locations in antique malls in southwest Michigan. Now, I am stepping into her shoes. I'm so pleased to be able to find good homes for all her beloved objects, and I hope that you will find something at modernpoetry that will delight you as much as it did Mom when she first rescued it from a rummage sale or thrift store.

Get to know modpo: I'll let you know what's new in the shop (I try to offer new things for sale each day).

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And now, a little poem...

ON MODERN POETRY
--by Wallace Stevens--

The poem of the mind in the act of finding
What will suffice. It has not always had
To find: the scene was set; it repeated what
Was in the script.
Then the theatre was changed
To something else. Its past was a souvenir.

It has to be living, to learn the speech of the place.
It has to face the men of the time and to meet
The women of the time. It has to think about war
And it has to find what will suffice. It has
To construct a new stage. It has to be on that stage,
And, like an insatiable actor, slowly and
With meditation, speak words that in the ear,
In the delicatest ear of the mind, repeat,
Exactly, that which it wants to hear, at the sound
Of which, an invisible audience listens,
Not to the play, but to itself, expressed
In an emotion as of two people, as of two
Emotions becoming one. The actor is
A metaphysician in the dark, twanging
An instrument, twanging a wiry string that gives
Sounds passing through sudden rightnesses, wholly
Containing the mind, below which it cannot descend,
Beyond which it has no will to rise.
It must
Be the finding of a satisfaction, and may
Be of a man skating, a woman dancing, a woman
Combing. The poem of the act of the mind.

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Thanks for reading this far, and happy finding!

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