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November 28, 2019

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North American Poem of the Year. (I wonder if they would have published this in the New Yorker? Or the New Republic? Or NYRB? Or the Nation? Or the Atlantic? Or Christian Century? No, they wouldn't have.) Yet one more example of how the small magazine is always the poetic buggy that most matters ...

Kent, you're just angling for a paddling!

Paul, send me your address. Or call me, 817-252-9302.

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