Education: Walt Whitman College

"Plague take the Literati! My stuff's not literature at all, more like a kind of fertilizer for future literature. Yes, I guess that's what I am, boys, a kind of manure. I know what I'm talking about. I used to write little pieces for the papers, book reviews, tattle, editorials on politics, the usual run of shad, come-day go-day palaver. Then something happened. I remember one day I got kind of a desperation, I put down some lines in a notebook, 'I am the poet of slaves and of the masters of slaves. I...

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