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Today's poem is "Straw Poll"

from the Southern Review

Michael McFee has published fourteen books, most recently a collection of poetry, That Was Oasis; a chapbook of one-line poems, The Smallest Talk; and a collection of prose, The Napkin Manuscripts: Selected Essays and an Interview. He has taught at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill for several decades.

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"Holding Hands"
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"Saltine"
"The Angel"
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About the Southern Review:

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Editor: Jeanne M. Leiby

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