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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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Early Hour
A book-length sequence inspired by the Nazi-persecuted German Expressionist painter Karl Hofer’s work, McGriff’s third collection meditates on eros, cosmology, independence, provenance,...
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Barbie Chang
In  Barbie Chang ,  Victoria Chang explores racial prejudice, sexual privilege, and the disillusionment of love through a reimagining of Barbie – perfect in the cultural...
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Rachel McKibbens
Born in Anaheim, CA and currently residing in upstate New York with her family, Rachel McKibbens is a Chicana poet, activist, playwright, essayist, and two-time New York Foundation for the...
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At the Great Door of Morning
"Every poem is a creation myth," writes poet Robert Hedin. This long overdue retrospective, spanning forty years of patient and painstaking work, highlights Hedin's...
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One Man's Dark
Pulitzer Prize finalist Maurice Manning's sixth collection, and first to be published by Copper Canyon Press, weaves the imagination and memory together, inviting the reader to...
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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....
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Ghassan Zaqtan
Palestinian poet Ghassan Zaqtan is a novelist, editor and the author of ten collections of poetry. He was born in Beit Jala and has lived in Jordan, Beirut, Damascas, and Tunis. He returned to...
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Shadow Of Sirius, The

by W. S. Merwin

Same poems he has been writing brilliantly since "The Lice". Some great lines. Still readable even with no punctuation. One of my all time favorites. Met him in Iowa City in 1975. You should run a color picture of his blue eyes - makes#

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