Odi et Amo


  1. Joseph Hutchison
    Joseph Hutchison November 24, 2010 at 10:32 pm .

    Good question, Chris. This guy just happens to be everywhere these days. He has a poem in a famous poetry publication (December issue, just released) that includes these remarkable lines: "You shouldn't drink diarrhea/unless you bring enough for everybody." My sense of it is that his name is the least important thing about him. ("Ye shall know them by their fruits," as

  2. Chris Lott
    Chris Lott November 24, 2010 at 4:39 pm .

    If it takes a guessing game to figure out who this mysterious character is, he can&#39;t be too important can he? Or at least it doesn&#39;t sound as if he&#39;s having much effect on anyone.<br /><br />That being said, I still think you should tell us who it is. Or skewer him in a poem. Or both.

  3. Joseph Hutchison
    Joseph Hutchison November 24, 2010 at 6:19 am .

    Hey, Floyce! This is fun! Care to reveal your guess? I won&#39;t if you won&#39;t, though Facebook is at least as public as this here blog-o-mine….<br /><br />Very early on in this venue, by the way, I <a href="http://perpetualbird.blogspot.com/2008/06/hello-summer.html&quot; rel="nofollow">posted an excerpt</a> from the version of Twain&#39;s autobio as edited by the guy whose name escaped you,

  4. Floyce Alexander
    Floyce Alexander November 24, 2010 at 5:24 am .

    Awww, c&#39;mon, Joe, say it ain&#39;t so. Would you admit it if someone figured out who you have in mind? I&#39;ll send you my guess via a Face Book message.<br /><br />Years and years ago I took a seminar from the late Hamlin Hill on the Later Mark Twain, from Connecticut Yankee to the end, and wrote a paper on what I could round up of the autobiography, all from sources like Albert Paine and

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