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December 06, 2010

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ahh, there are few things better than a Jeff Oaks "Yes."

Yes, how cruel it all is...make a poem successful by this deadline...had a teary eyed student already sure today the short-short due on Wednesday is not going to be good. "Good" is not an issue, I told her...It's often what I tell myself just to get myself to write...Doing is the issue...

I'm a student who's spent a lot of time over the past few years showing bad (and improving) poems to wonderful teachers. My teacher always tells me more or less what you just said, but it's very nice to hear that you say the same thing when you're writing for other poets and teachers. Thank you.

Thanks for lift. Last week in California, too, and all bittersweet.

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