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'A Poem is Not Like Anything Else'

Anaïs Duplan '14 was interviewed in Divedapper following the release of his debut poetry collection, Take This Stallion. 

In the interview, Duplan spoke about how his connection to poetry began at Bennington. He put emphasis on his first poetry class with Michael Dumanis: "At the time I was doing my undergrad at Bennington College...I ended up in a poetry class [taught by Dumanis] on a whim." He continued, "towards the end of the class [Michael] told me to apply to the Bucknell Seminar for Younger Poets." He was accepted, and published his first book in May, 2016. 

Now he feels that "there [is] something really intuitive about [writing poetry, something] very satisfying." "I love my projects" he says, "I love what I do, but writing a poem is not like anything else."