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Aubade with Burning City - Ocean Vuong
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His Ashes - Sharon Olds
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Grey Girl - Sharon Olds
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Poem for the Breasts - Sharon Olds
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Amaryllis Ode - Sharon Olds
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The Connoisseuse of Slugs - Sharon Olds
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Race Riot, Tulsa, 1921 - Sharon Olds
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William Blake

B. 1757 D. 1827

5 poems available

The imagination is not a State: it is the Human existence itself. William Blake

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I am a desperate man who demands to connect...who denounces the dullness of money and status...who will not bow down to acolayed or success - 'i am the strange hero of hunger', Billy Childish

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Ezra Pound

B. 1885 D. 1972

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Properly, we should read for power. Man reading should be man intensely alive. The book should be a ball of light in one's hand. - Ezra Pound

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Theodore Roethke

B. 1908 D. 1963

In a dark time the eye begins to see - 'In a Dark Time', Theodore Roethke

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Finely wrought verse that is tough, but also lyrical. A distinctive new voice - Neil Rollinson

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