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semiautomatic by Evie Shockley – Available Now!
semiautomatic by Evie Shockley – Available Now!
Evie Shockley’s new book semiautomatic is now available! Poetry that acts as a fierce and loving resistance to violence. “Evie Shockley’s semiautomatic goes beyond mere weaponry. This book is revelatory. A tool in the chest of cultural workers, a vocabulary that resists decoration; this is self-portraiture and truth-telling at its best. From her epic ‘the topsy suite’ to…
Richard Wilbur 1921–2017
Richard Wilbur 1921–2017
Richard Wilbur (March 1, 1921–October 14, 2017), eminent poet and former professor of English, passed away on Saturday, October 14, at the age of 96. Wilbur was a member of Wesleyan University’s faculty from 1957–1977. During his two decades at Wesleyan, he received the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award for Things of This World (1956), was…
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