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Joyce Carol Oates was in D.C. over the weekend for the National Book Festival, but it appears it wasn’t all literary bliss and fairy tales for the 75-year-old author.

Oates appeared to be complaining about the District’s homeless population on Twitter today, calling people “wandering the streets” “delusional and very angry individuals” and saying she was thankful “they can’t afford guns.”

It’s unclear what provoked her. But for what it’s worth, according to her Twitter feed, she also wasn’t very fond of the Peter Coffin exhibit at the Hirshhorn.

Flickr photo by asterix611