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« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2004, 11:36:08 AM »
Just read that article. Mental illness my ass. Yeah, you've gotta be pretty screwed up to be writing good poetry, but I've got $10 that says if he tracked 'cause of death,' he'd have found a stunning occurrence of lung cancer and emphysema. Followed closely by cirrosis of the liver.

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« Reply #2 on: April 23, 2004, 07:40:55 AM »
Most of them don't die soon enough.  :twisted:

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« Reply #3 on: April 23, 2004, 08:13:23 AM »
but now that we've moved out of the basement, I expect the Ann Arbor poet lung cancer rate to drop dramatically.  still going to have those pesky liver problems, though.

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« Reply #4 on: June 15, 2004, 01:19:10 PM »
I was reading your post, and it made me remember a conversation I was having with one of the craziest poets I know...he said, essentially, that the PC term for a mentally ill poet is Poet's Madness. Sounds like a 50's-era B-horror movie title!
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« Reply #5 on: June 23, 2004, 10:11:37 PM »
The major media markets are lazy and profit driven.   I have little doubt the article is inacurate and doesn't delve deep enough.