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June 11, 2009

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DJ had the touch, and was one of the most beloved of poetry teachers as well. Do you know the charmming story Charles Wright tells about having a conference with Don when he (Wright) was a student at Iowa? Where Don swallowed a fly?

Jim, Please tell us the story (perhaps in it's own post?)
Stacey

Stacey, just read this; will do the Wright post immejitly!

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