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Collected Poems | Robert Lowell
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#poetrymonth Called “My Old Flame.” my poetry world incomplete without Robert Lowell.

Nute Agree! 9mo
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Selected poems | Gwendolyn Brooks
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#poetrymonth couldn‘t let the month go by without mentioning Ms.Brooks ! I also love her novel🔽

TheBookHippie Me too!! Just love! 9mo
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The Poems of Hart Crane | Hart Crane, Marc Simon
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#poetrymonth the somewhat forgotten modernist . He was an admirer of T.S.Eliot , Crane had the most exacting standards for his poetry, he had limited success in his lifetime. He was known as a wild man among his writing friends, he would go on wild drinking & sex benders,& sadly committed suicide jumping from a ship into the Gulf of Mexico at the age of 32.His reputation climbed after his death. One of those times when genius is close to madness.

vivastory 💙 Genius 9mo
Leftcoastzen @vivastory indeed! I got pretty obsessed with his poetry. 9mo
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Complete Poems | D H Lawrence
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#poetrymonth So Brecht wrote plays and Lawrence wrote novels & they both wrote lots of poems!

tpixie Fun info! And Thick books! (edited) 9mo
Branwen YES! SO GORGEOUS! 😃💕 9mo
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His stupendous heart intact,
His gargantuan will
Hale and hearty.

He had not been crippled by brutes
Nor was his passion for the rights
Of human beings
Diminished by twenty-seven years of imprisonment.

#poetrymonth #nationalpoetrymonth #poems #poetry #mayaangelou #cloudlibrary

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#poetrymonth often mocked & a subject of parody, I still love it for its simplicity. Always makes me smile.

vivastory 👏👏 9mo
Centique 🙌🙌 9mo
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The Complete Poems | Anne Sexton
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#poetrymonth Couldn‘t let the month go by without mentioning Ms.Sexton , who‘s poems I adore.Her daughter wrote a stunning book about her mother and was kind enough sign it for me. Genius, struggle, & complexity lives in her poetry.She came to poetry later than some, and was often underestimated because of it.If you love Plath & haven‘t read Sexton, you should give her a try . Their paths crossed occasionally.

vivastory That's awesome that you met her daughter! 10mo
Leftcoastzen @vivastory yes , felt lucky , she was gracious. 10mo
Branwen I adore Anne Sexton! ❤ What's your favorite poem by her? 10mo
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Leftcoastzen @Branwen I will have to think about that & get back to you . Do you have a favorite? 10mo
Branwen @Leftcoastzen Awesome! I can't wait to find out which one you pick! 😃 Mine for sure is Her Kind! 10mo
Leftcoastzen @Branwen that is a great one. 10mo
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Body of Waking | Muriel Rukeyser
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#poetrymonth Wish I could remember the Rukeyser poem that hit me like a train . I like this one too.Anyone else out there like her poetry?

vivastory 🙋 10mo
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#poetrymonth poet, teacher, activist, & essayist.This woman fought for human rights on all fronts.Gender , race , immigration, & representation. Her poetry challenges people to be more inclusive.June said “The role of the poet,beginning with my own childhood experience,is to deserve the trust of people who know that what you do is work with words.”

vivastory Love Jordan! (I may *I do*) have one of hers lined up to post in a day or two 10mo
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#poetrymonth Sometimes an anthology by country is a good way to find poets that appeal to you & help you skip the ones who don‘t.

Dilara Funny you should write that : there is a Cuban poetry anthology waiting for me at the library for Litsy Food&Lit‘s Cuban month 10mo
Leftcoastzen @Dilara oh cool ! Sounds good , share the title if you get the chance, I‘m interested! 10mo
Dilara @Leftcoastzen It's a bilingual anthology (Spanish on one side, French on the other) called Poésie cubaine du XXe siècle. 10mo
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