All These Famous Poets I'Ve Never Heard Of - Poem by Max Reif
Someone once consoled me
in a rejection letter from a magazine,
'we're publishing ____ _____ instead.'
I was supposed to realize I shouldn't be hurt
because ____ _____ was so famous.
Only I'd never heard of her.
Learned friends are always reeling off
names of famous poets I've never heard of:
that's how I know I'm a dilettante.
I leave the name blank above,
because now I know
the person really is famous,
and I don't want to embarrass myself.
Twenty years later, I still
haven't read her poetry, though.
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