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I am so happy that you included John Ciardi in your list of directors. As a child, I memorized his poems and today, I am grateful that he had such an impact on my life. I read many poets - Maya Angelou, Emily Dickinson, Julia Alvarez, Wendell Berry, Mary Oliver, Ruth Stone, Donald Hall and Jay Parini. My father's favorite poet is Walter Hard. Mine Is John Ciardi. As a child, I lived in Middlebury and I now live on Fern Lake in the summertime. The love of words holds true in my heart forever.

by Beth Wahlig (not verified)