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February 07, 2011


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Nice post! Always pleased to see Robert Francis getting some attention. He had the bad luck to spend his writing life in Amherst MA, under the broad shadow of not just Robert Frost but also the ghost of Emily Dickinson. His own "potshot" essays contain some very entertaining reflections on the whole major/minor poet issue, incidentally.

My essay, "Milimeters & Not Miles: The Excellence of Robert Francis," is available here, if anyone's interested in more on RF.

David Graham

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as I enter
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