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As John Updike’s readers know, he was haunted by death, but he lived in hope that his words would live and speak to other children of earth.
These poems from Edward Hirsch, a mature and accomplished poet, are remarkable for the way jubilation arises from them, even through the usual heartbreak th
This collection, winner of the 2006 Pulitzer Prize for poetry, opens with “Theories of Time and Space,” a poem that alerts the reader to the territory under artistic
A meteor from the universe of Wystan Hugh Auden flashed into the atmosphere of American culture in 1994 when “Funeral Blues,” a poem written in 1936, was recited i
So out of the ground the Lord God formed every animal of the field and every bird of the air, and brought them to the man to see w
It might have been an aspen, a fairer specimenthan the ghoulish leather hands of oak-fallthat wind-whip a crackling plague on my lawn.
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