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“Anonymous Ballad” and “The Quiz” By Richard Cecil

Professor and poet Richard Cecil presents themes about students and teachers.

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Photo: by Patrick Giblin

A college student studying outdoors...perhaps preparing for a poetry quiz?

“Anonymous Ballads were written by old illiterates.”
–Anonymous W103 ID poetry test answer.

Richard Cecil is the author of four collections of poetry: Einstein’s Brain, Alcatraz, In Search of the Great Dead, and Twenty First Century Blues.  He teaches in the English Department and the Honors college of Indiana University.

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