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REMEMBERING PAUL BLACKBURN

I once heard Paul Blackburn
read some of his poems
on the radio.

Short lines,
pauses;
it’s the rhythm that matters.

Dead at forty-four!

I read some of the poems in his COLLECTED WORKS.
Somehow, it’s not the same.
They lack a voice
and his outrageous humour
in the face of it all.



  George Snedeker