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Poetry and W&L Poets

— by on November 24th, 2009

Here’s some recent news about two Washington and Lee poets: First, today’s Poem of the Day on Poetry Daily is “Shades” by R.T. Smith, editor of Shenandoah and writer-in-residence at W&L. The poem was originally published in the Sewanee Review, and you can read it here. Meanwhile, the blog, Savvy Verse & Wit, has an interview with Washington and Lee alumnus Temple Cone, of the Class of 1995. Temple, whose first book of poetry, No Loneliness, was noted here last August, is an associate professor of English at the U.S. Naval Academy. In his first answer to the interviewers question, Temple offers this answer: “I love telling people that I’m a poet. Just a poet.” Read the entire interview here.