Your sickness made me a little sick, it's true—-I still feel it Mayakovsky got down on his knees and declared his love to his last mistress a few hours after he'd met her Remember me at the hotel in Paris, on my knees in the lift? We're all the same men of too much passion and a little talent—- some a little more than others We fool ourselves into thinking we're strong then complain the rest of our lives crippled by the consequences
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Barry Gifford is a novelist, librettist, screenwriter and poet who lives in the San Francisco Bay area. His work has been translated into twenty-eight languages and has received awards from the PEN Center, the National Endowment for the Arts, the American Library Association, the Writers Guild of America, and the Christopher Isherwood Foundation. His novel Wild at Heart was made into a film by David Lynch; the film won the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival in 1990.His novels include The Phantom Father, named a New York Times Notable Book of the Year; and Wyoming, named a Los Angeles Times Novel of the Year. His most recent poetry collection, Imagining Paradise, comes out in 2012.