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There once was a poet from L.A. Los Angeles Times

There once was a poet from L.A.

Lightning crackled in the night sky, West Nile virus-infected mosquitoes buzzed in the distance, and a woman with a camel puppet roamed the hotel lobby. It was the eve of the Famous Poets Society convention, and things were just starting to get weird. I would soon learn that poetry, once the noblest of human endeavors, had become a cutthroat enterprise, replete with poetry spies, IRS investigations and a once-bankrupt Shakespeare scholar.

Nov. 24, 2002 Go to Article