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Re: [New-Poetry] "In the main" and the requirements of fame....



> In grad school I had a job in the university library and some alum
> donated his collection of small press poetry books.  I was assigned
> to go through the boxes and pull out what we should keep.  Box after
> box, book after book - beautifully printed art deco through pop art
> color covers, wrappers, bound, and inside the same little four line
> stanzas - maybe three or four stanzas per poem, after the first
> dozen they all tasted alike.
>
> I was amazed at the care and attention this "poetry" had gotten and
> why?

That's the way some of my neighbors feel about every book in the
library.  Some even graduate from college feeling that way.

Lutibelle/Louie


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