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March 09, 2020


Very sad news. We will always have the poems.

I just found this today. Sad. Jack Myers turned me on to Ralph's poems when I worked with Jack and Mark Cox. And I fell in love with them instantly. I finally got a chance to meet him at Richard McCann's place w / Marie Howe and Victoria Redel (they were close, I think). And, luckily (because you know this doesn't always happen) instantly liked him, too. Bad loss

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