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Richard Brautigan
Richard Gary Brautigan (January 30, 1935 – September 14, 1984) was an American writer, best known for the novel Trout Fishing in America. The poet Michael McClure said of Brautigan's work, "There's nothing resembling it in American writing. It's as West Coast as a Douglas fir, but more broadly it's peculiarly American and Rube Goldbergian. This writing goes beyond eccentricity and into vision at times, and at others it is personal symptomology. It's not just a string of books ranging from witty and sensual to decadent and misbegotten, it's a rippling, flashing river for the critic and reader trout-fishers and gold-panners of the present and future to explore."

it's raining in love
I don't know what it is,
but I distrust myself
when I start to like a girl
a lot.... [read poem]
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