Three Poets

By Robert West Robert West
1. THE PLAGIARIST   

Careless of his debts, he never credits   
submissions to the magazine he edits.   


2. THE   TAXIDERMIST   

Her father's dead at last, the lout—   
but now he's all she writes about.   

3. THE ASSASSIN   

His verse means less to the world of letters   
than the bad reviews he gives his betters.

Source: Poetry (January 2002).

Biography

Robert West is the author of the chapbook Best Company (Blink Chapbooks, 2005). His poetry has been published in former U.S. Poet Laureate Ted Kooser's column, "American Life in Poetry." He lives in Mississippi.

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SUBJECT Arts & Sciences, Poetry & Poets, Humor & Satire

POET’S REGION U.S., Southern

Poetic Terms Epigram, Couplet

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