Charlie Smith, “Louisiana Purchase” from Heroin and Other Poems. Copyright © 2000 by Charlie Smith. Reprinted with the permission of W. W. Norton & Company, Inc. This selection may not be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means without the prior written permission of the publisher.
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Poet Charlie Smith b. 1947
POET’S REGION U.S., Mid-Atlantic