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For the First Time Ever, PoetrySoup Will Publish a Poetry Anthology!!!

Blog Posted:9/27/2019 5:20:00 AM

PoetrySoup has been in existence for well over a decade. Over the years, we've received many requests to produce a poetry anthology. Well, after all of this time, we have finally decided to publish a poetry anthology of the best poems ever on PoetrySoup. 

We will provide more information soon about this poetry book.

In the meantime, determine which of your poems are the best or write new ones. We will soon provide a way for you to submit your best poems for review. We may be able to use them in the book. However, there are no guarantees since the selected poems will be determined by PoetrySoup...with the approval of the poet, of course. 

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Date: 11/11/2020 10:22:00 AM
Excited about this poetic adventure!
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Date: 11/2/2020 10:02:00 PM
Very excited about the anthology. submitted a poem also.
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Date: 1/22/2020 9:45:00 AM
It is a remarkable project. I would like to submit some of my poems however, I have not heard about it anymore...
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Date: 1/10/2020 3:01:00 PM
I think it will be a great project.
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Date: 12/20/2019 10:09:00 PM
I love it. And good luck to all who submit.
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Date: 11/25/2019 1:39:00 AM
Great idea.
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Date: 11/22/2019 5:18:00 AM
Interested, thank you.
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Date: 11/19/2019 7:22:00 PM
it is heartening news that poetry soup is coming up with anthology.My best wishes for it. i write here daily. any poem if liked by the poetry soup. thanking you and best wishes
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Date: 11/8/2019 2:22:00 PM
I want to know if I can pick any poems from my selection for this Anthology. Thank you.
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Date: 10/20/2019 7:09:00 AM
Not to change the subject but . . . as to the anthology, the sheer numbers of works ( 10 years worth of poetry and how many poets?), as well as the criteria used for selection and finally, the actual physical process necessary for retrieval seems fraught with the same danger of dragons faced by any trek to 'terra nova'. If the intent is to create and sell an actual book, I would advise against such an enterprise. And the answer is yes- I'm a Star Trek fan.
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Date: 10/13/2019 6:00:00 AM
“You can please some of the people all of the time, you can please all of the people some of the time, but you can’t please all of the people all of the time”.” ? John Lydgate
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Date: 10/11/2019 11:07:00 PM
I think this is a wonderful idea.
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Date: 10/9/2019 10:39:00 AM
The greatest weapon of the oppressed is "The Truth". Behind every struck word is an aristocratic crime. PoetrySoup is PoseySoup. America is starving.
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Robert Warlov
Date: 10/17/2019 5:44:00 PM
And this au revoir ~ Being a member of that "Oppressed Class" (Ref. Statement proffer ), how do you like "My Truth"? It's a Mo' Fo' . . . No? It's not enough to just ~ 'Don't be prejudice'. Your civic duty demands your representatives be like-minded. The American polity today, suffers from That widening division and It threatens the Republic itself. As a citizen, you're personally responsible for educating yourself to that end. I gave the most salient references. The ball's in your court. Much love Patriot!
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Robert Warlov
Date: 10/17/2019 5:30:00 PM
Well son of Spock . . . As a writer with a metaphor-challenge, you might find a more fulfilling lifestyle abusing plants. You're a perfect example of arrested development.
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Robert Warlov
Date: 10/17/2019 1:47:00 PM
For Son of Spock: I love bonsais. Read a book on how to create them. Cut-off the roots each year and manually torture limbs to your aesthetics. Imagine applying such to human beings. Imagine the taste of "Liberty" on the lips of Black and Hispanic Americans today. "Liberty" is either universal or it's bullshit. Any other "trees" you'd like to talk about? How about Jefferson's Tree of Liberty?
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Robert Warlov
Date: 10/17/2019 1:15:00 PM
We don't live in a democracy. We live in a hybrid- "Democratic-Republic" and the antipathy is not 'white-skin' but capitalist class division. The focus is, metaphorically speaking, "Green". --- The Federalist Papers speaks to these and other "party" antagonisms.
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Robert Warlov
Date: 10/16/2019 12:46:00 PM
[ 2 of 2 ] ( See: "America is a Democratic-Republic ) . . . Who will argue that Money is not the Supreme Power (Oligarchy) represented in Washington today? ( What is: 1. "A.L.E.C"? ~ 2. "Dark Money"? ~ 3. "Inside job"? ). ~ This defines Our Revolution . . . or would you rather talk about trees?
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Robert Warlov
Date: 10/16/2019 12:44:00 PM
America is a Democratic-Republic; i.e.; a government of, for, and by the people. ~ The "Republican ideal" is: Supreme Power held by The People & Democracy ~ demos (“people”) & kratos (“rule”). ~ Capitalism is a contending Power Form. If the Republic ( People ) can't control Money, Money will control the Republic (Oligarchy) [ 1 of 2 ]
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Robert Warlov
Date: 10/16/2019 2:00:00 AM
I apologize to everyone here for getting pissy. I just feel, as writers, we owe a little ink to the revolution. If you don't feel that way, maybe it's because you're white. And by "white", I mean "white skinned"; and by "white-skinned", I mean your bank account; i.e.; your "green". This is Crayola America knocking. We will not desist ~ won't take no for an answer. Capitalism will be sublimated to the Republican ideal.
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rob carmack
Date: 10/15/2019 8:42:00 PM
Tommy, I am glad we made friends with Robert, he brings some rare toys to the sandbox. "If ignorance is bliss, then knock the smile off my face..." — Zack de la Rocha
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Robert Warlov
Date: 10/15/2019 8:40:00 AM
Cognizant the following may put the proverbial sword in your hand, allowing you to dismiss me as an egomaniacal flagellant, in this offering (toward your continued edification); I quote me: "language is the oppressors bulldog". - Me- ©© 2016 In the age of The Pauperization of America, the only thing that saves me from indigestion, while hearing the president, is massive quantitys of ranch-dressing dipped Cheese Doodles™
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Robert Warlov
Date: 10/14/2019 8:07:00 AM
( see: dear respondent ) [ 3/3 ] This is where poetrysoup failed. My work was edited without my knowledge or permission. You may argue it's my responsibility also; i.e; to stay abreast of policy changes, but this failure results in harm to both. Thanks for your help R.W.
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Robert Warlov
Date: 10/14/2019 7:59:00 AM
( see 'dear respondent' ) [ 2/ 3 ] Thank you for clarifying "fake free speech". I'm unaware of what difficulties other may have with these blogs, but my initial criticism was not about free speech, per se, but PoetrySoup's editorial policy; e.g.; "Censorship". I believe there are, and should be, rational limits to speech, and by virtue of that logic, it may apply also to the 'written word', but it is incumbent upon responsible publishers, especially given this particular social value, to communicate that in the clearest terms possible. [ 2/3]
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Robert Warlov
Date: 10/14/2019 7:48:00 AM
Dear respondent; A.K.A. Wayne Kingston; First; apologies for having lost your 'name-with-comment' to which I had intended to respond. My phone-screen presentation-list forces me to scroll to each and sometimes a second time to get the name. The difficulty in addressing all the important points was an experience I would not choose to repeat. It was my first blog "foray . . . [ 1/3 ]
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Robert Warlov
Date: 10/13/2019 12:02:00 PM
" . . . because in times like these to have you listen at all, it's necessary to talk about trees. - - - Adrienne Rich, "What Kind of Times are These"
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rob carmack
Date: 10/13/2019 3:07:00 AM
Tommy, I like this Warlov and found ‘only upon his knees’ especially hilarious. Robert – understand TPS’s position. Considering social factors such as ‘community’ and business factors such as ad revenue, they decided it best to make the site family friendly. There could also be an ethical driver, for instance, if the owner (s) are of certain religious beliefs, etc. I think that if you were to apologize and ask nicely, Tommy would certainly soupmail you a list of ‘trash-loving’ sites.
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rob carmack
Date: 10/12/2019 12:12:00 PM
This guy takes me back to the days of The Beautiful People, though more refined, still as weak when it comes to censorship.
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Robert Warlov
Date: 10/12/2019 5:04:00 AM
1. To separate language is to separate communities, making "Republican" governance a sham. --- 2. The notion of "faux [fake] free-speech" eclipses my imagination. If the respondent would clarify it, I might continue to engage. --- 3. "Son of Spock" should reconsider who it is he may approach only upon his knees; the one who defines "Trash". --- It's not the case, I suspect, that some have forgotten their history, but instead, that the failed American pedagogy is herein displayed.
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Robert Warlov
Date: 10/11/2019 5:11:00 AM
My criticism of PoetrySoup is its practice of censorship. My assumption was that Writers would be intelligent enough ( and adult enough ) to understand and speak to that.
Date: 10/5/2019 9:24:00 AM
(((Great Idea)))...Yes my sister & brother poets...put some of your best work together...and then we'll sell it back to you for just $29.99...(((Excellent Idea)))...Hard cover $49.99...Limited edition with extra bonus material $69.99...Then what next "Anniversary Edition with gold trimming"...$99.99...just saying :o)
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Winged Warrior
Date: 10/11/2019 6:58:00 PM
No problem bud...I used to work for Molson's and Labatt's...Canadian breweries...I hope you like Canadian beer?...still have a few free vouchers lol...we'll have a chugalug...SOS can keep time...
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Winged Warrior
Date: 10/10/2019 8:41:00 PM
The Warrior works alone...I'm my own bestie lol...or we can wait until this @$#%$^%&%$# anthology book comes out...then we'll talk maybe a brewsky...SOS is buying!
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Winged Warrior
Date: 10/5/2019 11:53:00 AM
...cynicism with a red cheery on top...buyer beware!...
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rob carmack
Date: 10/5/2019 9:34:00 AM
Tamica sends you a high five!
Date: 10/4/2019 5:55:00 PM
All or any exposure and generated interest can only increase more attention for the site and poets
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Date: 10/1/2019 10:28:00 PM
Congrats for this project. It's my prayer that this will materialize. I would be glad to have my poems that exalt the Lord be included. God bless you.
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Date: 10/1/2019 6:46:00 PM
Seriously .... WHO ARE ALL THESE PEOPLE????
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Laura Leiser
Date: 10/3/2019 3:40:00 PM
I wonder what their criteria is...maybe it is the infamous team of PD and Skat after all! Lolol!!!
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harry horsman
Date: 10/2/2019 8:53:00 AM
mind bogglely isn't it.
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rob carmack
Date: 10/1/2019 7:21:00 PM
They’re ghosts Becca. A.I. broke free of the reins. Watch for other phenomenon. The other day, I received a phone call, sounded very human, and was able to handle most questions. Very hard to detect and if it wasn’t for intuition, I may not have realized what it was. This is another sign that the age of man is coming to an end.
Date: 10/1/2019 3:54:00 PM
Sounds awesome! I have quite a few poems up. I'd love it if you used any one of them!
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Date: 10/1/2019 7:53:00 AM
That's a very good idea. I think I might consider it.
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Date: 9/30/2019 7:46:00 PM
Now my interest is piqued. Waa waiting for this to happen for a long time. How do I present my poem?
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Date: 9/30/2019 2:52:00 PM
Can't wait. Thank you. peter Dome.
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Date: 9/30/2019 12:42:00 PM
When do you expect to request our list? I will only submit a few to be considered for the anthology.
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Date: 9/30/2019 9:00:00 AM
A good step. I am looking forward to it.
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Date: 9/29/2019 6:16:00 PM
This is such great news. I am so excited to hear that poetry soup will publish an anthology. I am 100 percent supportive of this idea. I will be submitting poems with hopes that they will end up in the anthology.
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Date: 9/29/2019 1:27:00 PM
What great news this is! I have been waiting years to here this. I would love to be a contributor to The Poetry Soup Anthology. Looking forward to additional information. Peace and Love, Millard Lowe.
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Date: 9/29/2019 6:29:00 AM
I am in full support. It is a great idea, and I would like my poems posted in this anthology. Joseph C Ogbonna
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Date: 9/29/2019 6:12:00 AM
Very good idea.. i fully agree with. A big chance to spread our idea over the world.
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Date: 9/29/2019 2:02:00 AM
Anthology! It's a good news, I think for every poet and poetess of this online literary site I thinks it's a great opportunity. Though I don't know what criteria will be used to make said selections yet I excited about the idea. And I expect a great success of it. After all thanks a lot to POETRYSOUP management and domain holder. Best Wishes- MB OF BD
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Date: 9/28/2019 3:37:00 PM
I wonder just what kind of anthology it will be? As has been pointed out, with so many writers posting here, what criteria will be used to make said selections? To be fastidiously honest: just as there is some VERY good poetry here, there's also (perhaps inevitably) some very poor stuff as well -- and the latter (again inevitably) must surely outnumber the former. If no standards are applied, the whole thing becomes an overblown vanity publication. One wonders, is P.S. here to promote good poetic writing or merely to give anyone who fancies himself a poet a venue? "Discrimination" has been recast as a pejorative word, but it is sine qua non in poetical criticism.
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Date: 9/28/2019 2:00:00 PM
Good idea go ahead with the thought of poetry soup.good luck.
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Date: 9/28/2019 1:10:00 PM
Clearly, we will not be able to include everyone’s poems. We already have poems that we would like to include and will be asking for the poets approval when the time comes. However, we have not read all poems on the website so that is why we need your help in selecting your best poems. Then, we will review them to see if they are worthy of inclusion. We want this to be a quality work of art that even educational institutions can reference.
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Bobby May
Date: 10/27/2020 6:11:00 PM
I love this idea, thanks soup!
Date: 9/28/2019 11:38:00 AM
thanks soup I'm down to write more and get a spot in your 1st book!
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Date: 9/28/2019 11:27:00 AM
Dear PoetrySoup Editors and Team, Re: Proposal for a poetry anthology I consider your decision is a very sane one. Being so popular a site your anthologies must be very valuable. You have seen how my poems were rated during the last yearend competition and how they invite comments. If you ask me to post more poems for the purpose I shall gladly comply. Wishing such publications a grand success, Regards,
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Laura Leiser
Date: 10/4/2019 10:14:00 PM
Uh huh... ;)
Date: 9/28/2019 11:08:00 AM
I feel it is an excellent idea if it works properly. One of my poems was a winner in a contest via PoetrySoup email. However, it got lost in the shuffle between admin and the contest holder and never received acclaim. While, I enjoy this site, I am not pleased when the inner workings fail.
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Laura Leiser
Date: 10/5/2019 10:58:00 PM
Let’s not forget the Twilight Zone...
Date: 9/28/2019 11:03:00 AM
Great idea, I just hope everybody gets a chance to be part of it even 1 poem ...
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Date: 9/28/2019 10:34:00 AM
Good idea, carry on
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Date: 9/28/2019 10:23:00 AM
Hi, P.S, I tend to agree with Suzette's comment below. If this is just a brain-storming idea to make more money, no i think it would border on the vanity craze of a few years back. .But if P.S have found a way which will be fair to one and all, Good, I see that as a positive move.
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Laura Leiser
Date: 10/5/2019 11:01:00 PM
Move over, Encyclopedia Brittanica!
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rob carmack
Date: 10/1/2019 12:16:00 AM
No problem Tommy. The solution is simple ...... volumes. So 30,000 times % of poets participating divided by 100 will give us the total volumes needed.
Date: 9/28/2019 4:57:00 AM
The best ideas are always the simple ones and this is that. I love the idea of author's submitting their own poems as candidates for inclusion. Again great idea.
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Date: 9/28/2019 12:23:00 AM
I would really look forward to participate in such an amazing and inspirational endeavor taken up by team Poetry soup. A real booster for new wordsmith like me. Hope to see my poem soon, even if it doesn't...I still wud look forward to grab a copy so as to read to my heart content, all the poems of illustrous writers who have posted their work out here. Chitra Arun
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Date: 9/27/2019 9:56:00 PM
I would relish participating in this endeavor. A fantastic idea.
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Date: 9/27/2019 9:24:00 PM
Excellent...looking forward to the book.
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Date: 9/27/2019 8:48:00 PM
Excellent...anxiously waiting!
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Date: 9/27/2019 8:34:00 PM
Exciting news!!
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Date: 9/27/2019 8:14:00 PM
The poetry book a great idea. Should be a good seller. All the best, Vivien
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Date: 9/27/2019 7:54:00 PM
As Keith has mentioned, the response to this blog is quite the anomaly. TPS, a soupmail if you please, if this is what I think it is.
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Date: 9/27/2019 7:39:00 PM
It sounds great, but you didn't say weather I can use poems that I have already have in other books ,or my own publish book called Emotion on Amazon can be used. Need more info.
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Date: 9/30/2019 5:31:00 PM
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Date: 9/30/2019 5:29:00 PM
I'm sorry I put an in there insteadd of wether I can use my poems I publish in my book on Amazon. I hope you will check it out.
Date: 9/27/2019 7:13:00 PM
This sounds great. There are a lot of members. How will you get everyone in it ? You already know our "best" (or most popular poems). I think it would be neat if you just messaged us "Can we use this or that poem?" ( I am assuming all who want in will be accepted. This is how I have seen in done in other poetry clubs. I have no clue how to pick ; that is why I think it would be nice if you let all interested click yes somewhere and then you decide what you like of their poetry!)
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Andrea Dietrich
Date: 9/28/2019 8:44:00 AM
ha!! My 70's are showing!!
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Jerry Hackett
Date: 9/28/2019 5:02:00 AM
Not many say "be neat" anymore, its neat to hear it again.
Date: 9/27/2019 6:37:00 PM
Go for it!
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Date: 9/27/2019 5:41:00 PM
I fully agree with the comments made by my friends, Susan Ashley, Robert L. Hinshaw and Suzette Richards- as this is a great idea. If it is done well, fairly and without bias in the choosing, based upon the high quality of the verses only. Looking forward to more specific details to be forthcoming.
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Date: 9/27/2019 5:22:00 PM
Yes. Yes. Yes. A three-fold Yes.
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