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  1. Joseph Hutchison
    Joseph Hutchison March 8, 2010 at 4:30 pm .

    Awyn, I&#39;m happy to have steered you to a poet who&#39;s new to you. There&#39;s nothing like the pleasure of such discoveries.<br /><br />And Bob, what a wonderful memory! Serendipity is sweet and seems to help poets out fairly frequently. I wish I&#39;d had the opportunity to meet McGrath. Lyle Daggett has some fine memories of him on his blog <a href="

  2. Bob King
    Bob King March 6, 2010 at 6:19 pm .

    I lived in North Dakota for years, about 70 miles north of Thom, appreciating his work but never thinking he was &#39;known&#39;. At one writers&#39; conference at the Univ. of North Dakota, I was in charge of Ginsberg, Ferlinghetti, Corso, and others on the stage of a panel discussion when McGrath asked a question from the very back of a crowded room. Ferlinghetti, shading his eyes, asked &quot;

  3. awyn
    awyn March 6, 2010 at 1:49 pm .

    I like that poets share other poets&#39; work on their blogs, letting the words themselves entice the reader to investigate further, and how else would I have found out that this poem took 30 years to write but has never appeared in print as a single volume? Thirty years on a single poem!! McGrath is described as a poet with humor, and an &quot;astonished observer awed by beauty and sadness and

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