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poet Edna St. Vincent Millay [1892-1950]         poet Sylvia Plath [1932-63]         poet Sara Teasdale [1884-1933] in 1956         poet Langston Hughes [1902-67]         poet Charles Bukowski [1920-94]         poet Vachel Lindsay [1879-1931]

"What matters most is how well you walk through the fire."
poet Charles Bukowski

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Early  XXth  Century  Poets

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poet Elizabeth Bishop []

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poet (Harold) Hart Crane [1899-1932]

"The Broken Tower" [Focus World Jan 2012] /tt1756791/
Co-written & directed by and starring James Franco

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poet Countee Cullen [1903-1946]

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poet-playwright E.E. Cummings [1894-1962]
browse books • selected poetry • Wikipedia

Poets.org's E.E. Cummings pages
E.E. Cummings Society


"Enormous Smallness: A Story of e.e. cummings" [] by Matthew Burgess, illus. by Kris Di Giacomo
Enchanted Lion, $17.95 hardcover, 64p., ages 6-9, 9781592701711

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poet Percy Dovetonsils, as presented by Ernie Kovacs [1919-62]

'Percy Dovetonsils Thpeaks' spoken word album by Ernie Kovacs  "Percy Dovetonsils . . . Thpeaks" [2012]
Omnivore Recordings audio CD [6/2012] 22 tracks for $9.99
also available on new vinyl and MP3 albums
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poet T.S. Eliot [1888-1965]
Thomas Stearns Eliot was born in St. Louis, Missouri, moved to England at age 25, and became a British citizen at age 39 (1927); he received the
Nobel Prize in Literature in 1948, and died in London in 1965. He is treated by this bookstore as a British author: see Authors of Britain.

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Spirit of America Bookstore's
poet Robert Frost [1874-1963] Page

Library of America Robert Frost  
Robert Frost: Collected Poems, Prose and Plays [1995]
Edited by Richard Poirier & Mark Richardson

Library of America 8¼x5¼ hardcover [10/95] for $23.10
includes the collections "Complete Poems of Robert Frost" [1949] & "In the Clearing" [1962], and nearly two dozen early works
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poet Langston Hughes [1902-67]

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regional poet Richard Hugo [1923-82]

Death and the Good Life mystery novel by poet Richard Hugo  "Death and The Good Life: A Murder Mystery" [1981]
A retired Seattle homicide cop seeks a quieter life and takes a sheriff's deputy job in a small Montana town; but very soon he is dealing with the axe-murders of two local residents . . .
Caxton Press 8½x5½ pb [9/91] for $12.56
Clark City Press 8¾x5¾ pb [9/91] out of print/40+ used
St. Martin's Press 8¼x5¼ hardcover [1981] out of print/60+ used

posthumous book of collected poetry "Making Certain It Goes On" []

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California’s 'premier bard'
Robinson Jeffers [1887-1962] Page

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poet  Philip Levine
he won the Pulitzer Prize in Poetry in 1995 and was appointed U.S. Poet Laureate in 2011

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Spirit of America Bookstore's
poet & critic Vachel Lindsay [1879-1931] Page

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poet  Edna St. Vincent Millay [1892-1950]
browse poetry • browse biographies • IMDb listing • Broadway credits • Wikipedia

Millay Colony For The Arts [est. 1973] in Austerlitz, NY
Edna St. Vincent Millay poetry pages at American Poems

Edna St. Vincent Millay bio by Nancy Milford  
"Savage Beauty: The Life of Edna St. Vincent Millay" [2001]
by Nancy Milford

Random House 8x5 pb [9/2002] for $10.17
Random House 9½x6½ hardcover [9/2001] out of print/many used
Library of America Edna St. Vincent Millay  "Millay: Selected Poems" [2003]
Edited by J. D. McClatchy

American Poets Project/LOA 7¾x4¾ hardcover [1/2003] for $15.60
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Francis Russell 'Frank' O'Hara [1926-66]
"City Poet: The Life & Times of Frank O'Hara" [HarperCollins] by Brad Gooch

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expatriate poet  Ezra Pound [1885-1972]

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poet Carl Sandburg [1878-1967]
browse books • IMDb listing • Broadway credits • Wikipedia

Carl Sandburg Historic Site Assn.
'Chicago Poems' [1916] etext
Carl Sandburg papers at University of IL/UC: Connemara • Asheville
Poets.org's Carl Sandburg pages

Library of America Carl Sandburg  
Carl Sandburg: Selected Poems [2006]
Edited by Paul Berman

American Poets Project/LOA 7½x4¾ hardcover [10/2006] for $15.60
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Modernist poet Wallace Stevens [1879-1955]
received the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 1955
browse books • Wikipedia

The Wallace Stevens Society []
"The Man With The Blue Guitar" [1937]
http://www.amazon.com/Wallace-Stevens-Collected-Library-America/dp/1883011450/ 1997

"The Collected Poems: The Corrected Edition" [Vintage Intl 8/2015] by Wallace Stevens, Edited by Chris Beyers

"The Whole Harmonium: The Life of Wallace Stevens" [4/2016] by Paul Mariani

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poet William Carlos Williams [1883-1963]

The  Beats

'The Beat Generation' Page
at Maison d'Κtre Philosophy Bookstore

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Charles Bukowski [1920-94] Page

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Wm. S. Burroughs [1914-97] Page

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Gregory Corso [1930-2001] Page

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Diane DiPrima
browse books • Wikipedia

Diane DiPrima papers at University of Louisville, KY
official Diane DiPrima website
Blue Neon's Diane DiPrima pages

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Lawrence Ferlinghetti
browse books • IMDb listing • Wikipedia

City Lights Booksellers & Publishers [est. 1953] of San Francisco, CA

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Allen Ginsberg [1926-97] Page

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Jack Kerouac [1922-69] Pages

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Michael McClure
browse books • IMDb listing • Wikipedia

official Michael McClure homepage
McClure-Manzarek site

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Kenneth Patchen [1911-72]
browse books • Wikipedia

Poets.org's Kenneth Patchen page
official Kenneth Patchen website

Kenneth Patchen Rebel Poet  
"Kenneth Patchen: Rebel Poet In America" [2000]
by Larry Smith

Bottom Dog Press 9¼x6 hardcover [4/2000] for $25.95
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Gary Snyder
browse books • IMDb listing • Wikipedia

Poets.org's Gary Snyder page
Gary Snyder page at LitKicks
Gary Snyder homepage

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Anne Waldman
books • IMDb listing • Wikipedia

Naropa's Anne Waldman page
Poetspath's Anne Waldman page

Latter  XXth  Century  Poets

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John Ashbery [1927-2017]
'The greatest American poet of the last fifty years' • President Barack Obama presented a National Humanities Medal to him in 2012.
books • Wikipedia

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James Baldwin [1924-87]
books • IMDb listing • Wikipedia

Jimmy's Blues and Other Poems poetry collection by James Baldwin  "James Baldwin: Jimmy's Blues and Other Poems" [2014]
Introduction by Nikky Finney

includes all nineteen poems from "Jimmy’s Blues" and all six poems from the
limited-edition "Gypsy", of which only 325 copies were ever printed
Kindle Edition from Beacon Press [4/2014] for $9.99
Beacon Press 8½x5¾ pb [4/2014] for $11.85
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Spirit of America Bookstore's
author & poet Ray Bradbury [1920-2012] Pages

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Spirit of America Bookstore's
poet & novelist Richard Brautigan [1935-84] Page

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poet James Dickey [1923-97]
browse books • IMDb listing • Wikipedia

James Dickey Society
JS's James Dickey fansite
Univ IL/UC James Dickey pages

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author & poet Maxine Kumin [1925-2014]

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'confessional' poet Sylvia Plath [1932-63]

Sylvia Plath reads her poem “Lady Lazarus” [BBC Radio 1962 audio 3:33] on YouTube

"Double Exposure" or "Double Take"
Plath’s second novel was unfinished at the time of her death, and was lost sometime around 1970.

"The Collected Poems" [1981] by Sylvia Plath
won the 1982 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry

"Sylvia" [2004] starring Gwyneth Paltrow & David Craig

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poet James Wright [1927-80]
browse books • poems online • Wikipedia

won the 1972 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry
James Wright Poetry Festival [est. 1981] in Martins Ferry, Ohio

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poet Louis Zukofsky [1904-78]
"Louis Zukofsky: Selected Poems" [] Edited by Charles Bernstein

XXth-XXIst  Century  Poets

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poet & artist G. Thomas Edwards of Gardnerville, Nevada
official website

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poet Louise Elisabeth Glόck lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts
won Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 1993; won Bollingen Prize in Poetry (2001); U.S. Poet Laureate (2003–2004)
faculty info at Yale • Wikipedia

Poems, 1962-2012 collection by Louise Glόck  
"Poems, 1962-2012" [2012]
Farrar, Straus & Giroux pb [DUE Nov 2013] for $13.05
Farrar, Straus & Giroux 9¼x6½ hardcover [12/2012] for $26.40
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G.E. Nordell of New Mexico
online poetry • other writings

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poet Adrienne Rich [1929-2012]
browse books • Wikipedia

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Hispanic-American poet & children's author Gary Soto
"What Poets Are Like" book 2013

America's Authors Pages at Spirit of America Bookstore
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on Page Three:  Early XXth Century Authors - N thru Z  •  The Beats
on Page Four:  Latter XXth Century Authors - A thru L
on Page Five:  Latter XXth Century Authors - M thru Z
on Page Six:  XX-XXIst Century Authors
Ethnic-American Authors Page
New Mexico Authors Page
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