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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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Erin Belieu was born and raised in Nebraska and educated at the University of Nebraska, Ohio State University, and Boston University. She is the author 

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Natalie Diaz, a member of the Mojave and Pima Indian tribes, attended Old Dominion University on a full athletic scholarship. After playing professional basketball in Austria, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, and Turkey she returned to 

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Linton Kwesi Johnson is the most influential black poet in Britain. The author of four previous collections of poetry and numerous record albums, he is known world-wide for his fusion of lyrical verse and reggae. Much of his work is written in...

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Timothy Liu (Liu Ti Mo) was born in 1965 in San Jose, California. He is the author of eight books of poems, including Of Thee I Sing (2004), a Publishers Weekly 2004 Book-of-the-Year, and Vox Angelica (1992), awarded the Poetry...

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The son of a Mexican father from Tapachula, Chiapas, and an English mother from Warrington, Lancashire, Alberto Alvaro

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13th United States Poet Laureate (2004–2006) Ted Kooser is a retired life insurance executive who lives on acreage near the village...

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I've read all of Harrison's fiction and most of his poetry. He was a singular talent, prodigious in his appetites, his literary output and his love of life and nature. I wrote to him in 1999 (before he stopped responding to his avalanche#

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