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"Dedication," by Czeslaw Milosz Report Abuse
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"What is poetry which does not save/ Nations or people?/ A connivance with official lies,/ A song of drunkards whose throats will be cut in a moment... They used to pour millet on graves or poppy seeds/ To feed thee dead who would come disguised as birds./ I put this book here for you, who once lived/ So that you should visit us no more."
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"Return," by Carolyn Forche Report Abuse
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"Who Steals My Good Name," by W. D. Snodgrass Report Abuse
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"My own past/ Could subject you to guilt by association:/ If you write anything more than false checks,/ Abandon all hope of large press publication... Whoever steals my purse/ Helps chain me to my writing desk again/ For fun and profit. So take thanks with my curse:/ May your pen name help send you to your pen."
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"["Dear Lorca/ These letters are to be"]," by Jack Spicer Report Abuse
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"Dear Lorca,/ These letters are to be as temporary as our poetry is to be permanent... I will go home, drunken and dissatisfied, and sleep-- and my dreams/ will be in prose. Even the subconscious is not patient enough for poetry./ You are dead and the dead are very patient."
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"Dear Mr. Fanelli," by Charles Bernstein Report Abuse
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"The Correspondence-School Instructor Says Goodbye to His Poetry Students," by Galway Kinnell Report Abuse
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"Goodbye,/ you who are, for me, the postmarks again/ of imaginary towns--Xenia, Burnt Cabins, Hornell--/ their solitude given away in poems, only their loneliness kept."
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"Harley's Swans," by Raymond Carver Report Abuse
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"Six poems: Epistle," by Mark Jarman Report Abuse
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"Dear Doctor, I have Read your Play," by Lord Byron Report Abuse
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"Dear Doctor, I have read your play,/ Which is a good one in its way,/ Purges the eyes, and moves the bowels,/ And drenches handkerchiefs like towels/ With tears that in a flux of grief,/ Afford hysterical relief/ To shatter'd nerves and quicken'd pulses,/ Which your catastrophe convulses."
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"Kafka's Watch," by Raymond Carver Report Abuse
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"To Luck," by W.S. Merwin Report Abuse
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"Posthumous," by Jean Nordhaus Report Abuse
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"The Afterlife: Letter to Sam Hamill," by Hayden Carruth Report Abuse
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"Letter Written on a Ferry While Crossing Long Island Sound," by Anne Sexton Report Abuse
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"Letter for Emily Dickinson," by Annie Finch Report Abuse
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"Earwigs," by Raymond Carver Report Abuse
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"Letter from Prague," by Carolyn Forche Report Abuse
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"To the Consolations of Philosophy," by W.S. Merwin Report Abuse
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"To a Friend Whose Work Has Come to Nothing," by William Butler Yeats Report Abuse
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"Nocturne," by Carolyn Forche Report Abuse
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"The River-Merchant's Wife: A Letter," by Ezra Pound Report Abuse
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"An Epistle Containing the Strange Medical Experience of Karshish, the Arab Physician," by Robert Browning Report Abuse
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"Leaving Song," by Kim Addonizio Report Abuse
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"Cheap Girls: A Letter from My Sister," by Kay Murphy Report Abuse
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"Poem to Our Son After a High Fever," by Sharon Olds Report Abuse
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