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Ten Reasons Why I Refuse To Be Poet Laureate of The United States

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Nobody asked me.


Lawrence Ferlinghetti should get a lifetime appointment (and then some!).


I don't want to hobnob with the Secretaries of State and Defense and pretend I like the Kiplingesque poems they like. I don't want to talk about the objective correlative with the President and Vice President, nor explain oxymorons to smart-bombing generals.


I'd have to go on PBS and read Christmas poems!


I couldn't say "fart" in public!


My mama didn't raise no fool!


It would take the edge off. An artist ain't crap without an edge.


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