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Explorations in Sights and Sounds
In recent years, poetry anthologists have strayed from the literary field into the terrain of sociology, where they have collected an odd assortment of scriblings [scribblings]: poems focusing on female athletes, the children of alcoholics, Vietnam War veterans, gays and lesbians, scuba divers, and numerous other ethnic, social, and occupational groups. In fact, the proliferation of such anthologies has been so great that absurdity long ago set in and one expects shortly to see collections devoted to hangnail sufferers and carpet layers.
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