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Sarah Palin: a poet for the 21st century?

By Tom Chatfield  

IS the writing on the wall for Sarah Palin?

So tickled were Prospect by a recent post on author, poet and all-round man-of-creative-media Julian Gough’s blog that we asked him to revisit the topic for our most recent issue. The result: an Opinion piece outlining the case for Sarah Palin as America’s next poet laureate. As Gough notes, “A great poet needs to leave open the door between the conscious and unconscious; Sarah Palin has removed her door from its…

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