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David Borodin reads "Weary Blues" by Langston Hughes


David Borodin reads "Weary Blues" by Langston Hughes.

David Borodin is a retired art appraiser, originally from Philadelphia but now living at Twin Lakes, Idaho. He identifies his poetic work with the so-called New Formalist tradition, with its renewed attention to the use of meter, rhyme, and stanzaic symmetry as instruments of effective patterning. Although his poems are inspired by a wide range of subjects, including music, visual art, literature and love, his abiding interest in cognitive science provides a special focus for exploring through his poems the phenomenon of consciousness. Although available in hardcopy as well, he makes all his poetry available to read for free on his website David Borodin, Formalist Poet, which may be found at