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Old 09-16-2017, 05:39 PM
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Default A Trump poetry contest in the New York Times

Some of you must have a fair few lying around already. Deadline Oct 8th.

https://kristof.blogs.nytimes.com/20...oetry-contest/
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Old 09-17-2017, 04:52 PM
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Just sent them something -- thanks, Matt!
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What Gail said.
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Old 09-17-2017, 10:46 PM
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What they both said.
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Old 09-18-2017, 12:06 PM
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Thanks for the tip, Ed: I came, I saw, I sent.

Something struck me as strange when I checked the table of contents of the book derived from the last DT contest. I spent way too much time scanning everything posted, I thought, but the book includes mostly well-established poets whose names I never saw, including our own AE Stallings. Hmmm.
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Ralph, I was puzzled, too, but concluded that the book was not, in fact, connected with the NYT contest except in terms of having the same theme. My guess is that Amit Majmudar may have been inspired to approach a lot of well-known poets to ask them for their poems that were about or connected to Donald Trump, and that the NYT chose to spotlight that book.

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Old 09-18-2017, 04:03 PM
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Ralph, are you suggesting the venerable eds put a call out to the people but ended up making the book out of poems from friends and names?!?
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I’d soon figured what Susan did, but do think that “such” is a weasel word and, therefore, the entire discussion of the book is intentionally misleading.
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Old 09-18-2017, 08:00 PM
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Yes, Kristof suggests that the second book, like the first, may well come from the present call for submissions. I don't expect my poem to be mentioned in his article or published in a book, but I expect to be treated honestly, not misled or trifled with.
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Old 09-19-2017, 06:10 AM
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Some of you must have a fair few lying around already.
I would say I have "an ugly many".
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