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A Shipping Clerk With A Red Nose

Story written in 1973

When I first met Randall Harris he was 42 and lived with a grey haired woman, one Margie Thompson. Margie was 45 and not too handsome. I was editing the little magazine Mad Fly at the time and I had come over in an attempt to get some material from Randall.
Randall was known as an isolationist, a drunk, a crude and bitter man but his poems were raw, raw and honest, simple and savage...


South of No North - pg. 105 - 1973

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Notes of a Dirty Old Man

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