where true poets wind up

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Where True Poets Wind Up

Scratched into a
Siberian gulag
wall by a
seditious Russian
poet before
being gunned
down while
trying to
escape into
the tundra:
I don’t
want your
recognition I
want to
destroy
your mind.

 

He never
would have
made it
into the
Iowa Creative
Writing Program.

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