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Upton Sinclair, ed. (1878–1968).
The Cry for Justice: An Anthology of the Literature of Social Protest.  1915.
 
The “Pinch of Poverty”

By Francis Thompson

(English poet, 1859–1907, who lived neglected and died in misery)
 
’TIS the convinced belief of mankind that to make a poet sing you must pinch his belly, as if the Almighty had constructed him like a certain rudimentary vocal doll.  1
 
 
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