Rosanna Warren

(1953 / Fairfield, Connecticut / United States)

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Rosanna Phelps Warren (born July 1953, Fairfield, Connecticut) is an American poet and scholar.
Warren is the daughter of novelist, literary critic and Poet Laureate Robert Penn Warren and writer Eleanor Clark. She graduated from Yale University, where she was a member of Manuscript Society, in 1976, with a degree in painting, and then in 1980 received an M.A. from The Writing Seminars, at ... more »

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The Triumph Of Death

In your lace ruff you resemble a giant
snowflake or a spider web
pearled with dew. What poets you catch

in your symmetries, at your long table at Wilton
what wits (Spenser, Fulke-
Greville, Drayton) pitch into the roasted

piglet, stewed apples, carp.
If you rowzed God up, He
knocked you back on your heels, Lady—

"O God, why hast thou thus
Repulst, and scattred us?"—Through the high
windows at Wilton seethe

rumors of battle, Philip's pussing thigh,
death in ...

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