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No Delusion

Garrison Keillor reads a poem by Darnell Arnoult

January 29, 2011 For poets, the closest thing to winning the lottery has to be for Garrison Keillor to read their poems on his public radio program, The Writer’s Almanac. Today, Darnell Arnoult, Chapter 16 board member and Writer in Residence at Lincoln Memorial University, won the lottery for the third time when Keillor read her poem, “Psychology Today.” The poem begins,

     Have you ever had
            delusions of grandeur?
     I read all about it
     in a magazine
     on the coffee table
     at Dr. Broadwell’s office.

Read the full poem here.