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B. 1930 D. 2017
“What's poetry, if it's worth its salt, / but a phrase men can pass from hand to mouth?”
“Olds writes “poetry more faithful to the felt truth of reality than any prose could be.” – Richard Wakefield.
B. 1809 D. 1849
All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream. - A Dream Within a Dream by Edgar Allan Poe
'this spiral / of making while unmaking while / the world goes round' -- Mary Jo Salter, 'Young Girl Peeling Apples'
"This is sanity speaking, with a mask of tragedy pulled up from its face. This is a stunning poet arguing with the failing authority of her culture, the whole Silk Road curled up and hissing by her feet." Valzhyna Mort