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Rachel McKibbens
A poem that plagiarizes me was nominated for a Pushcart. I HOPE WE WIN!
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Golden Nov 30
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Rachel McKibbens Nov 30
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It took me seven years to write blud. Or, 42 to survive it.
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Rachel McKibbens Nov 30
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YOU DO NOT GET TO LIFT ANYONE'S WORK. but you ESPECIALLY do not get to fucking steal how I language my fucking survival.
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Rachel McKibbens Nov 30
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and call it your own. Wooooo I am fucking shaking.
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Rachel McKibbens Nov 30
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Today, someone DM'd me asking for my contact info on someone else's behalf. I assumed this was for a reading. Damn. Was I wrong. Instead, I received some bizarre email from a "young, up and coming poet" talkin about "I paraphrased a stanza from your poem"
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Rachel McKibbens Nov 30
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"Your original stanza reads, "Hell-spangled girl / spitting teeth into the sink, / I'd trace the broken / landscape of my body / & find God / within myself." . . .
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Rachel McKibbens Nov 30
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"...My paraphrased stanza read "Ramshackle / girl spitting teeth / in the sink. I trace the / foreign topography of / my body, find God / in my skin." Unfortunately, over time, the origin of the stanza slipped my mind and in compiling my manuscript and submitting the poem"
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Rachel McKibbens Nov 30
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"while not copied word for word, I did lift that image from you and paraphrased too closely for comfort. I hope you can understand it was not my intention to pass your work off as my own and I am deeply ashamed of this mistake. blud as an entirety really spoke to me..."
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Rachel McKibbens Nov 30
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"...In paraphrasing you, I had hoped to put our poems into conversation with each other and go on to explore new terrain opened up for me by your work. I am deeply ashamed of the mistake I made and hope you can accept my sincerest apologies." Bitch, I DON'T.
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Yesika Salgado Nov 30
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but the nomination was stil accepted?
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jerry quickley Nov 30
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This is not acceptable under any circumstances most precisely because the plagiarist specifically sought broad recognition, publishing, & awards using the work of another poet without permission OR ACKNOWLEDGMENT. What, pray tell, is the plagiarist's ethnicity?
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Rachel McKibbens Nov 30
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Here's why: (from an interview in The Rumpus) "I think “Gun Metal” is probably the best representation of my collection as a whole It starts with the image of “Ramshackle / girl spitting teeth / in the sink”
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Rachel McKibbens Nov 30
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Dude, you KNOW.
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Sarah Freligh Nov 30
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Gives new meaning to “paraphrased.” Whoops, i paraphrased that six-pack from the 7-11.
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Rachel McKibbens Nov 30
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Oh, and here's another reason why:
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Rachel McKibbens Nov 30
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RIGHT.
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Jessica Disu Nov 30
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Was she inspired by your work sis or did she bite yo s***?
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Ronnie K. Stephens Nov 30
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Please tell me this asshole is having the poem and nomination rescinded.
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Stephanie Kaylor Nov 30
Oh, no... this is so disappointing. And they got a tattoo of those lines, too.
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