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Bobby C. Rogers

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Bobby C. Rogers received a BA from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville and an MFA from the University of Virginia, where he studied with Charles Wright. He is the author of Paper Anniversary (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2010), which won the 2009 Agnes Lynch Starrett Poetry Prize. He is also the recipient of a Greensboro Review Literary Prize in Poetry. He lives in Memphis, where he teaches English at Union University.

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I'd already found out that one of the secrets to happiness was 
     never loan your books. But I loaned it anyway. We were all of 
     us poor and living

on ideas, stumbling home late to basement apartments, talking 
     to ourselves. What did we own except books and debt? When 
     the time came

we could