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March 25, 2009

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Amy - thank you for this. Moving and important. And your daughter is beautiful!

Beautiful.

thanks for such a thoughtful, thought-provoking post, amy. the poems about stella in your book are breathtaking. you are at the top of your chops.

This a moving and amazing post! I was recently at a reading and one of the grad students teaching comp said a freshman's essay began, "Being politically correct is retarded." There are so many things hilariously wrong with that sentence. I was hoping (against my better judgement, of course) that the comp student was trying to be ironic and sly, but the grad student assured me her freshman was completely oblivious. Amy's post is exactly the kind of post I would use if teaching comp. In fact, I'm going to send this link to all of my poetry students. Amy's implication of herself in using the word and those cringing painful moments are honestly brilliant.

Ditto all of the above. Thank you.

Hi, Amy; a very thoughtful post; thanks for it.

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