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Old 04-11-2018, 06:51 AM
Roger Slater Roger Slater is offline
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Originally Posted by Orwn Acra View Post
In what was maybe one of the greatest Eratosphere threads ever, he once posted a perplexing two-line poem in Met that immediately prompted several pages of argument over
  • whether or not it constituted a poem and if so whether it was good poem
  • the history of the short poem
  • what obligation the writer has to readers in terms of clarity

with no word from its creator. Several days later he returned having been somewhere with no computer access to find he had accidentally copy and pasted only the first two lines of a much longer poem.
That's funny! I don't remember it. But I remember something a bit similar, the time when Tim posted a new unpublished Richard Wilbur poem wherein one of the quatrains stood out for not having a rhyme. A long discussion ensued, with the majority opinion emerging that it was a brilliant move that only the great Dick Wilbur could pull off. A couple of days later, Tim apologized for the typo and corrected the line, which now rhymed. I think that sort of benefit of the doubt is only accorded to poets perceived as extraordinarily gifted, so it's a tribute to Mr. Kerrigan than he could be in that category.
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Old 04-11-2018, 11:50 AM
Siham Karami Siham Karami is offline
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So sorry to hear this news. It seems like quite awhile ago that I last saw him post here, but his posts always struck me as interesting and well thought-out. Even without really knowing him I feel saddened by this.
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Old 04-12-2018, 08:22 AM
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And so, I just learned, has J.D. McClatchey.
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Old 04-12-2018, 08:58 AM
John Isbell John Isbell is offline
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I'm sorry to hear that. I have his Horace, Odes, and it's very nice to work from. Besides all else.

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Old 04-16-2018, 05:16 AM
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Jennifer Reeser Jennifer Reeser is offline
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Thank you, Maryann, for delivering this news. I am sorry to hear it. He was kind to me, solicited my poetry for his issue of "The Raintown Review" many years ago, and seemed a highly-intelligent man.

May he rest in peace.

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