|Wuxi China Expatdom Poet Laureate Alfred Lord McClusky, in an interview with Orient Express, says he wants to make a pact with Suzhou Expat Poet Walt Whitman. Said McClusky, "I make a pact with you, Walt Whitman – I have detested you long enough. I will come to you as a grown child who has had a pig-headed father. I am old enough now to make friends. It was you that broke the new wood. Now is a time for carving. We have one sap and one root – Let there be commerce between us."
Asked what prompted him to change his mind about a poet he long detested, McClusky said, "The dancer, has at this time, turned her back. He is by the more intelligent by far. Says not much? I concur. But a man’s got to do what a man got to do!"