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Stray thoughts on Roethke and Teaching

His addiction to bourgeois values, his compulsive need to be loved by all, but most of all the rich, was of course the obverse of the way he felt about himself. In his mind I believe he was always poor and unwashed, and he showed it when he walked.

The beginning lines of Richard Hugos chapter about Roethke and teaching from The Triggering Town