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Crackling good poems

Posted by Jan Gardner  December 22, 2008 10:11 AM

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Poets have a new place to publish: inside fortune cookies. Cambridge poet populist Peter Payack is producing fortune cookies containing two- or three-line verses by notable Cambridge poets such as former US poet laureate Robert Pinsky. Each set of 10 cookies comes in a Chinese take-out box, sold for $6 in Cambridge at the Grolier Poetry Book Shop and the city’s Arts Council office. A new batch of poems and cookies is in the works. Proceeds benefit the council.

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