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August 20, 2013 2:28 PM

Tom Eblen: Poet Maurice Manning is harvesting a different type of Kentucky crop

SPRINGFIELD — Clouds were gathering for an early evening shower as Maurice Manning leashed his three big dogs and took off down one of the mowed paths that crisscross almost 20 acres behind his 1850s farmhouse. "One of my vows when I was in grad school in Alabama was that if I ever made any money from writing I would buy land in Kentucky," he said

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