In an essay on Lit Hub, Nick Ripatrazone examines the seedy life of the American poet. Trespassing, extortion, kidnapping, burglary, forcing, safecracking, door to door poem peddling. They’ve done it all.
You didn’t have to tell us poets are an unsavory lot. We only publish the best of the worst.
What crimes lurk beneath your poetry? If you’re a reasonably sane prose writer of high character (are there any other kind?), what crimes might your favorite poet have committed on the sly?
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