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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

The Cruelest Month

MIAMI () -- Several thousand last-minute income tax filers in seven U.S. cities are in line for a treat that may reflect their deepest thought at tax time: "April is the cruelest month."


The Academy of American Poets will give out free copies of T.S. Eliot's poem "The Wasteland" to late filers who line up at post offices between 10 p.m. and midnight April 15, the last day to file 1996 U.S tax forms on time.


"April is the cruelest month" is the poem's opening line.