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Ian McMillan Football First Poet In Residence


Ian McMillan is an English poet, journalist, playwright, and broadcaster. He is known for his strong and distinctive Barnsley-area accent and his characteristic manner of speech. He lives in Darfield, the place of his birth He is styled “poet in

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Protactinium, poem from the “Periodic Table of Poetry” series, (#91, Pa) from the Chicago poet Janet Kuypers

Protactinium Janet Kuypers from the “Periodic Table of Poetry” series (#91, Pa) 7/1/14 Wanted to talk about P A, element ninety one, but gotta keep this brief, because the first people who discovered an isotope of element ninety one found

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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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Billy Collins Poet – What Dogs Think!


John Updike praised Collins for writing “lovely poems…Limpid, gently and consistently startling, more serious than they seem, they describe all the worlds that are and were and some others besides.” But Collins has offered a slightly different take on his

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