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IN THE mid-1990s, poet A. Van Jordan was pushing thirty and earning a solid, if not always scintillating, living by covering environmental issues for the Bureau of National Affairs (BNA) in Washington, D.C. In his five years there, Jordan mostly wrot
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EDITOR’S Note
I WAS SUPPOSED TO BE WRITING. PUT THAT ON MY HEADSTONE. There was this editor’s note, my remarks for an upcoming Poets & Writers Live event, thoughtful replies to the 117 e-mails I received a day earlier, a chapter about working with editors for the