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Jefferson Carter Jefferson Carter Male, 91, United States (6/28/2013 10:41:00 AM)

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John, this is pretty awful! ! Fight it all you want, but you're a CONTEMPORARY poet, not a 19th-century zombie; all your musty, dusty, melodramatic diction belongs to bad 19th-century magazine verse. STOP writing and START reading good contemporary poetry! After several years of studying your living betters, you just might compose a graceful, relevant, affecting poem! It's hard work but worth it!

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