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W. S. Merwin
W.S. Merwin was born in New York City in 1927 and was United States Poet Laureate in 2010. He graduated from Princeton University in 1948, where he studied with John Berryman and R.P. Blackmur...
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Bender
In Bender, Dean Young's collection of new and selected poetry, readers are given an array of Young's prolific, inimitable work. Included here are pieces of different length, structure, style,...
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Ocean Vuong
Ocean Vuong i s the author of Night Sky with Exit Wounds (Copper Canyon Press, 2016). His poems appear in Kenyon Review, The Nation, New Republic, The New Yorker, The New York Times, Poetry,...
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Ted Kooser
13th United States Poet Laureate (2004–2006) Ted Kooser is a retired life insurance executive who lives on acreage near the village of Garland, Nebraska, with his wife, Kathleen Rutledge....
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Night Sky With Exit Wounds
“Reading Vuong is like watching a fish move: he manages the varied currents of English with muscled intuition. His poems are by turns graceful and wonderstruck . His lines...
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Dear Life
Foreword by Seamus Heaney O’Driscoll’s last book, which focuses largely on mortality in a consumerist world, seemingly foreshadows his own premature death on December 24, 2012....
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Arthur Sze
Arthur Sze has published nine books of original poetry, including Compass Rose (2014), which was honored as a Pulitzer Prize finalist, as well as The Ginkgo Light (2009), selected for the PEN...
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Frank Stanford
Frank Stanford was born in 1948 in Richton , Mississippi. In 1966, he enrolled in the University of Arkansas, where he was placed into graduate level creative writing workshops. He left the...
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