Alan Bender

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  • Faith Lange vrl (4/3/2012 1:44:00 AM)

    the poem pergatory has left me in tears for to not be remembered by the living or even known is the worst fate of man. i truly do know i can say that i never forget anyone living or disappeared so i will never forget you now that i have read this poem. i too am a poet and hope that perhaps one day you will stumble across my path. faith vrl

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2. The Cost Of Paying For Free Speech

1. The hazard of setting a standard

The once proud poets
Stripped of their unorthodoxy
have become ordinary
No unusual sexual orientations,
outlandish points of view, it is
“Get an education” in the everyday way
Forget tradition
POETRY is now an acronym

P is for publishing
O is for oversight
E is for elitism
T for tried and true, if not tiresome
R yes, don’t forget the resume, and
Y the text message Tantric for ambivalence,

and please
recall the role of the COET
commercial co-dependent
(repetition, that is good)
editor ...

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