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March 11, 2021

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I've known no better, kinder, or more generous people than Walt and Sandy LaFeber. When I turned from being mostly a historian to mostly writing poetry, he still read whatever I sent him and replied profoundly. This is the kind of heartache that ruins more than a century.

Thank you, Ms. Davis. I wish I had been present at his celebrated final lecture.

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