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:: Wednesday, March 10, 2004 ::

Paul--

The poem is great--I've been carrying around a folded up copy of it in my purse for weeks now. And, as per your instructions, I've started on the Jackalope poem. Are you going to Fayetteville this weekend?

Alison
:: Alison 3/10/2004 07:57:00 AM [+] ::
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:: Monday, March 08, 2004 ::
Alison,

Actually, I'd seen that essay before (New Orleans Review, I think, is where it firsts was) and liked it, mostly because when Jones' book Apocalyptic Narrative came out, and I bought it (way back in '92, I think) I noticed that it is in part dedicated to Maddox. Later I found the essay, wherein Maddox's pipe "smokes like a revolver" and he basically moans like a jilted debutante. The poem is damn good, isn't it?

Onward
:: Paul 3/08/2004 11:44:00 AM [+] ::
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:: Monday, March 01, 2004 ::
Paul--

You are the best--your comments are a big help. But more than that I'm excited that you like the idea of thirteen ways of looking at a jackalope. The idea seemed so dumb in my head that I was embarassed to spend time working on it--this was in November or so. But now the thread is renewed and I'm hot on the topic. I looked up the Maddox poem and found it online--it is very very fine. Before you mentioned it I had no idea that anyone wrote a poem like that before. You know, on the Everette Maddox website there is a long essay by your teacher Rodney Jones. You should read it. I can't remember the name of the site, but if you type in Thirteen ways a Possum looks at me it should come up. Apparently, Maddox kep Possum in his house.

Alison
:: Alison 3/01/2004 08:52:00 AM [+] ::
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