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Landmark Robert Frost Stone House Museum Vermont
Poetry-Friendly Bookstore The Grolier Poetry Book Shop Massachusetts
Writing Program University of Notre Dame Creative Writing Program Indiana
Literary Magazine Black Warrior Review Alabama
Conference O, Miami Florida
Festival New York Poetry Festival New York
Conference University of North Dakota Writers Conference North Dakota
Colony Ucross Foundation Wyoming
Conference Litquake: San Francisco Literary Festival California
Conference Poets Forum New York

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Turn to yon vale beneath, whose tangled shade
Excludes the blazing torch of noon-day light,
Where sportive Fawns, and dimpled Loves invite,
The bow'r of Pleasure opens to the glade:
Lull'd by soft flutes, on leaves of violets laid,
There witching beauty greets the ravish'd sight,
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"My stomach's full of butterflies!"
lamented Dora Diller.
Her mother sighed. "That's no surprise,
you ate a caterpillar!"
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My father was a sidewise Jack, 
always in profile, a hand on his rod. 
His pack was a Destroyer, said my mother,
where he played ping-pong on 
the deck, two fingers flat on his spade. 
I saw his photo: a big-bellied dick 
in a tailor-made sailor suit. 
"Bye-Bye!" he waved, and out I 
sprang, strong enough
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