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The Murder of William Remington

Howard Nemerov


The Murder of William Remington

Howard Nemerov


Poem introduction

The older among us will remember that there was a very sad chap named William Remington, who on the bad old McCarthy days suffered for some relatively minor sins, having to do with what had been at one time, our Russian allies. He would have been stuck in jail and forgot, except that he suffered the further misfortune of being beaten to death by a couple of fellow prisoners. This is The Murder of William Remington.

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