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Lamont Palmer Male, 52, United States (6/20/2013 1:42:00 PM)

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Auden's buddy and often his equal. -LP

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  • Lamont Palmer (6/22/2013 8:47:00 PM) Post reply Stage

    Flaccid?Yes, its plainspoken to a degree but its FAR from 'flaccid'. Its a wonderful poem; I've been back to read it several times. You accusing, well, ANYONE of flaccidity, is like McKuen accusing someone of being maudlin. -(smile) LP

  • Jefferson Carter (6/22/2013 11:43:00 AM) Post reply Stage

    Better than most of his stuff, but the diction seems so FLACCID! My instinct is to whip out my scalpel and start slashing away at all the deadwood.

  • Mary Morstan (6/20/2013 2:31:00 PM) Post reply Stage

    You should buy his Collected Poems (big collection) - he was more than often his equal. Brilliant - even the early poems. You won't find the best online.

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