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Whatever, I'd go with Lehmann's main argument:

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            Real poetry is an account in fancy words of something real, but it is a show, a rendition, a collaboration between what really happened and the artistry required to write a good poem.      
 
            Is poetry fiction?  Yes, in a word, yes!  Poetry is a story written up with artistic affect in mind.  It’s not true in all the details, but it is true in all the important ways.   Poetry is true to life, not necessarily true to the facts of the real events depicted.

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Cheers,
  CR