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Old 09-19-2017, 12:53 PM
Amit Majmudar Amit Majmudar is offline
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The 50 Poems Now anthology was something that the poetry editor at Knopf came up with as an idea, and reached out to me to see if I was interested in executing it. If you read the introduction to the anthology then I explain the process.

...And actually I don't know very many poets--in fact I regularly correspond by email with a grand total of...zero. So the vast majority of the poets in the anthology are people I've never met, a few I'd never heard of. In the future, maybe don't assume the worst.
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Old 09-19-2017, 07:01 PM
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It's always good to hope for the best and fear the worst. It keeps your hopes at a reasonable level.
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Old 09-20-2017, 07:45 AM
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Edmund, I always fear the worst, but sometimes it turns out even worse than I'd feared - a current example being fake-President Trump.
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Old 09-20-2017, 09:08 AM
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Surely Ashbery would win this:

The inert lifeless mass calls out into space:
Seven long years and the wall hasn't been built yet...
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