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April 10, 2015

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Great story, and good news for poets. Begin attributing ALL the lines of your poems to iconic figures: eventually your ouevre will ride into immortality on the backs of the already famous, like dragonflies on turtle shells.

\/ how do you pronounce your name?

amazing

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