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Wednesday, April 26, 2006

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Pinsky on how to insult in verse. Despite his obvious talents, everything he writes makes me hate him more. Poems are the fiber and protein of our literary diet and he is our humorless nutritionist. All poems are recommended by him for daily consumption. The occasional weak rhyme or jarring metaphor does not mean a poem is bad, just that it is less-good.