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UNDER

I woke up thinking about a poem. For some reason, it isn’t well known, though I can’t think why not.

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NOT FOR AMBITION OR BREAD

Poets should only be allowed to publish as many poems as they can learn by heart.

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POMOPHOBIA IS NORMAL

I teach loads of adult students who loathe poetry. Sometimes I hate it more than they do. I look at books of it piling up around me and I feel sick. I feel like the miller’s daughter locked in a room of straw without the faintest hope of Rumpelstiltskin.

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SCHOOL KILLS POETRY

I can't stand Visiting Hour by Norman MacCaig. Marking school work has killed it for me. Too many nostrils bobbing down too many corridors in too many MacCaiging essays.

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