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December 10, 2020

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Kevin Young did it! He broke my heart!

I'm struck by how he invents outrageous images for retribution, all of them exactly right. It's all too common to forget Kevin Young's poetic achievement while considering his public service to the art. His poem, "Crowning" is another marvel. Thanks for posting "I am Trying to Break Your Heart."

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