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james wright, "Autumn in Martins Ferry, Ohio," and MF football in general

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Re: james wright, "Autumn in Martins Ferry, Ohio," and MF football in general

jeff kallet (View posts)
Posted: 1001294458000
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I wonder what people in Martins Ferry think about that poem. What do the local high school teachers say about it when they teach their classes? It seems to say local football is ritualized violence that is both terrible and beautiful, but a necessary roughness for what is characterized as a dead end town (perhaps that's what the town was in the late 1950s.)

I wonder how many Martins Ferrians are familiar with that poem today?
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