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Self-Portrait as Wikipedia Entry
In Dean Rader's second full-length collection, Self-Portrait as Wikipedia Entry, the poet considers the malleable identities of self and society -- simultaneously sculpted...
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Kwame Dawes
Kwame Dawes was born in Ghana in 1962 and moved with his family to Jamaica at the age of ten. His first book of poetry Progeny of Air ( Peepal Tree, 1994) won the Forward Poetry Prize for best...
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What About This
“The big event in poetry for 2015 will likely be the long-awaited resurrection of Frank Stanford."—NPR.org Largely out of print and unavailable for decades, the singular...
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Selected Translations
Selected Translations is a life's work from America's greatest poet and translator.  Since his undergraduate years at Princeton University, Merwin has always placed...
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Jeffrey Brown
Jeffrey Brown is the chief correspondent for arts, culture, and society at PBS NewsHour . His work has taken him all over the world as he searches for the connections between news and poetry....
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Robert Hedin
Robert Hedin was born in 1949 in Minnesota. He is the author, translator, and editor of nearly two dozen books of poetry and prose, including At the Great Door of Morning: Selected Poems and...
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War of the Foxes
“This may be the most anticipated poetry book of the last decade...expect it to haunt you.” — NPR In this long-awaited follow-up to Crush , Yale Series of Younger Poets...
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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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One With Others

by C.D. Wright

I never really knew what was going on those days in Big Tree before or after, for that matter, until I read C.D.'s book. Mom (v) never really talked about it during the later years when I visited her in Her Hells Kitchen apartment. Yet I#

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