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won't you celebrate with me by Lucille Clifton | Poetry Foundation
won't you celebrate with me
what i have shaped into
a kind of life? i had no model.
born in babylon
both nonwhite and woman
what did i see to be except myself?
i made it up
here on this bridge between
starshine and clay,
my one hand holding tight
my other hand; come celebrate
with me that everyday
something has tried to kill me
and has failed.
lucille_clifton  poetry  poem  poetryfoundation.org  1993  1990s  book_of_light 
october 2017 by cluebucket
Word Theft by Ruth Graham
"T.S. Eliot, who relied on other sources for much of 'The Waste Land' (plagiarism or allusion?), famously wrote, 'Immature poets imitate; mature poets steal.' Less often quoted is the next line, 'Bad poets deface what they take.' This is what seems to gall many victims of plagiarists: to see their poems reprinted in weaker versions than the original."
poetryfoundation.org  poetry  writing  ruth_graham  plagiarism  2013  2014  2010s  cynicism  prize  theft  crime  idea  creativity  copy  copyright  sample  scandal  taboo  literature  author  narcissism  self-esteem  internet  u.k.  australia  america  stalking  apology 
january 2014 by cluebucket

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