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November 22, 2008

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I love this poem. What were you, six or so, when it was first published?

Great poem. By the way I just read your Foreword to The Best American Poetry 2008. It's excellent. I especially like your comments on page xiii in the paragraph beginning with “In the teeth of an epidemic of ignorance…” I grew up, somewhat unknowingly, in the shadow of intellectual superiority and I believe acceptance and empathy are best and bring about 'the best of all possible worlds.'

Thank you, Amy and Laura. The lines posted are part seven of an eight-part poem ("The Presidential Years") that I wrote in my freshman year at Columbia. A magazine is reprinting the whole poem, and when that happens, we'll post a link here.

I like this poem. Thank you.

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