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“Miseducation of the Poet”

by Charles Wright

First, two assumptions: one, a life is not a story; two, the poet’s “life” consists of only those things that are not good enough to go into his poems. Thus, part of a life is not part of a story, and the parts that I have been able to pick up and brush off here either are not poem-worthy or were overlooked by the searchlight I have stabbed from time to time into earlier areas of my life.

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