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Interview: Rick Benjamin, State Poet of Rhode Island

Rick Benjamin

“I gravitate toward duplicity in language, simply stated multiple meanings in lines. I have a hard time with differentiating self from other.”

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Tom Paine

Tom Paine

“I always knew I wanted to be a writer. I wish it hadn’t been, but it was struggle to decide to do it. It never really was a question in some sense. I just wish I knew it wasn’t a question.”

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Nicholson Baker

“Part of the reason a worthless book is worth retaining is that its worthlessness means something.”

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Anthony Giardina

Anthony Giardina

“I think there is something about the fixedness of male sexuality that is comforting to us. Or the alleged fixedness.”

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