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The Brother Swimming Beneath Me: 10 Years After:
"I was a deep fan of this Pittsburgh Press poet, and I solicited him for his work. We struck up a conversation - me, a 20-something poet soon to graduate and he a retiring insurance agent.

He told me: avoid academia. AWP is evil. The only way to be true to your art is to create a tension against it in your day job.

At the time, I scoffed. I was going to be a Professor of Poetry.

It's 10 years after and counting. I never landed a teaching job after my Lecturer of English fellowship at Purdue. Instead, I've found a rewarding living as a copywriter . . . and playing in bands on the weekends.

That insurance agent Poet I scoffed at is Ted Kooser."
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At 3:48 AM, Anonymous Anonymous replied:

to be continued . . . .    



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