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(8 February 1911 – 6 October 1979 / Worcester, Massachusetts)

A Prodigal

The brown enormous odor he lived by
was too close, with its breathing and thick hair,
for him to judge. The floor was rotten; the sty
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  • Michael Morgan (8/9/2013 10:06:00 PM)

    A great self-portrait

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  • Michael Morgan (8/9/2013 10:03:00 PM)

    one of the twentieth century's great voices

  • Allan Lindsay (7/23/2013 11:25:00 AM)

    The thing is, the clunkedy lines work - and that's what counts

  • A M Clark (2/7/2013 10:34:00 AM)

    Wonderful, vivid description, but clunkedy lines here and there...

  • Niki Nicholas Nkuna (7/6/2012 2:07:00 AM)

    Great story telling poet

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