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Dear Advice Columnist

I recently killed my father
And will soon marry my mother;
My question is:
Should his side of the family be invited to the wedding?


From I Am Flying into Myself: Selected Poems 1960-2014 by Bill Knott, edited by Thomas Lux. Copyright © 2017 by The Estate of Bill Knott.  Reprinted/Used by permission of Farrar, Straus and Giroux.


Bill Knott

Bill Knott published numerous poetry collections, including I Am Flying into Myself: Selected Poems, 1960–2014 (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2017).

Date Published: 2017-03-31

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