A former Canadian poet laureate appears to have plagiarized from several famous authors including Maya Angelou, Charles Bukowski, and Tupac Shakur.
Lightman has exposed a half-dozen prominent cases of plagiarism in the four years he has been doing this work, and although not widespread, plagiarism is still a problem he thinks many people in the poetry world would prefer to ignore.
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