James Earl Jones: It was the poem, “Ode to Grapefruit.” Only because I had written it in the meter — I’d used the meter of the “Hiawatha,” and Donald Crouch used that as a reason to challenge me. He said, “I don’t think you…” he says, “This is a good poem. It’s so good; I don’t think you wrote it. To prove you wrote it, get up in front of the class and say it out loud.” And that was the time. I don’t know whether he concocted that challenge or not, but he really meant it. And I got up and I said it and didn’t stutter. Nice surprise.