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June 16, 2012

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Fantastic post! I wish I'd not been distracted by a deadline or I'd have entered my ballot and joined the excellent company. I love the choices. Stephen Dunn is perfect, because he is the best basketball player among US poets. Koch's The magic of Numbers is a magical choice. As for myself, I think I would assign "La Bella Dame Sans Merci" to selfish Carmelo Anthony, and see if he rises to the vision. -- DL

Likely Anthony and the Knicks still will need that poem next year. So let's stick with your vision of Steve Nash schooling the young Lin and Shumpert. CW

Catherine, I want you to promise you'll cover the Knicks beat for us next season (starting immediately). Bad typist that I am, I just produced and corrected an anagrammatic version of the team's name that sometimes seems apt enough: The Kincks. Maybe they should play "Well-Respected Man About Town" at halftime at the Garden. -- DL

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