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One of the great benefits of the dual effort of DuoPoetico is that it endows my daughter Pilar and I, both poets,  the freedom to edit and constructively criticise each other’s work. A good example of leveling with each other without pulling any punches is the poem “Homespun Ode to the House of the Three Mangoes” I recently wrote it in English for a local magazine in Miami; however,  even after it was published, Pilar made some substantial  editing  changes, which I highly endorse. I am therefore implementing the changes in this post for Duopoetico.  I have also adapted my Spanish version accordingly.  This is a great example of a “duo” effort, and the whole point of working together – after all, as the cliché goes – “two heads are better than one!”

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