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Lawrence Ferlinghetti. A Poet’s Ode to Underwear

  As poet, playwright, publisher, and activist, Lawrence Ferlinghetti helped to spark the San Francisco literary renaissance of the 1950s and the subsequent “Beat” movement. Like the Beats, Ferlinghetti felt strongly that art should be accessible to all people, not

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Irish Voices. Paul Muldoon. Poet. Saoirse (Freedom)

  Paul Muldoon is one of Ireland’s leading contemporary poets. He was born in Portadown, County Armagh and raised near The Moy, in Northern Ireland. Muldoon’s work is full of paradox: playful but serious, elusive but direct, innovative but traditional.

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Roger McGough Liverpool’s Poet

Roger McGough

  McGough was born in Litherland, Lancashire, to the north of Liverpool, the city with which he is firmly associated, and was educated at the University of Hull at a time when Philip Larkin was the librarian there. Returning to

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Lanthanum, poem from the “Periodic Table of Poetry” series, #57, La) from the Chicago poet Janet Kuypers

Lanthanum Janet Kuypers (poem from the “Periodic Table of Poetry” series, #57, La) 6/27/14 When I went to the after party of a recent Chicago live play, an actor from the play asked me if I was an actor. I

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