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March 31, 2014

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Can't wait to read the skinny, the lean & mean, and the fat in tomorrow's post. This one most entertaining & promising. For my part I have learned never to introduce myself as a poet, and certainly never as a poet and editor, because everyone who sits next to me on an airplane has a niece or nephew with a manuscript of poems,, and even the owl-eyed man who looks like an accountant wants a reading at KGB Bar, although he has never been there and has no interest in anyone else's verse. So I have resorted to identifying myself as a medieval historian (Auden's suggestion) or sometimes a spokesman for the Ottawa Travel Agency.

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