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Ellen Bass's book of poetry called Mules of Love (published by BOA Editions) won the 2003 Lambda Literary Award for Poetry. She is co-author of the million-seller Courage to Heal. She co-edited one of the first...

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Pablo Neruda was born Neftalí Ricardo Reyes Basoalto in

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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 Translations. Awards for his work include three...

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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 Palestine in 1994 and now lives in  the West...

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David Budbill (1940-2016) was born in Cleveland, Ohio, to a streetcar driver and a minister's daughter.  He was the author of nine books of poems, nine plays, a novel, a collection...

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C.D. Wright (1949-2016) published sixteen collections of poetry and prose and served See complete details

 
John Freeman is an American writer and a literary critic. Freeman grew up in New York, Pennsylvania and California, and graduated from Swarthmore College. He...
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Paisley Rekdal is the author of a book of essays, The Night My Mother Met Bruce Lee; a hybrid-genre photo-text memoir that combines poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and photography...

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by Michael Dickman

Hip, so sad, unified universe of poems. Awesome. I fall asleep reading the collection and then dream of it.

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