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June 07, 2012


A very good choice, of course. The last three or four of 'em have been good. But no one has done anywhere near as much for poetry in this country -- as poet, writer, editor, advocate -- as David Lehman. He is already the real poet laureate and I hope this will someday be officially recognized.

Thanks for this thoughtful post, Kate.

Hey, Mitch -- thanks for the vote of confidence! -- DL

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