By Maxine Hong Kingston
I've got virtually accomplished my longbook, Maxine Hong Kingston pronounces. "Let my lifestyles as Poet begin...I will not be a workhorse anymore; i will be a skylark." To Be the Poet is Kingston's manifesto, the avowal and assertion of a author who has committed an outstanding a part of her sixty years to writing prose, and who, over the process this lively and encouraging publication, works out what the remainder of her existence might be, in poetry.
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