Larry S. Lafferty (1975 - )

Partial to red wine, flat-coated retrievers, Springsteen, and Rhett Miller, Mr. Lafferty once punched a guy six inches taller and 50 pounds heavier for no reason, gaining very good street rep for two weeks, before being beaten to a bloody pile. ''I threw a brick through my high school's principal window and waited till he came out to see who did it,'' says the Athens, Ohio-based poet, who can jam an entire Hostess Fruit Pie (lemon preferred) into his mouth, and for this he has won many bets from the local populace. ''I won another contest by eating a Marathon bar in two minutes and 15 seconds.''

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