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Poet John Fairfax dead at 78

Poetry is everywhere. Folks are debating Elizabeth Alexander’s unauguration poem. The TS Elliot Prize was packed to the rafters. Sadly, the poetry ranks also lost one its number today – British poet John Fairfax has died at 78. The Guardian carries the story. John Fairfax, who co-founded the creative writing community Arvon, is remembered for […]

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Poet W.D. Snodgrass Dies

Pulitzer Prize-winning poet, William DeWitt (W.D.)  Snodgrass died Tuesday after a 4-month battle with inoperable lung cancer.  January 5 was his 83rd birthday. In 1960, Snodgrass won the Pulitzer Prize in Poetry for his first book, Heart’s Needle. The poetry of Heart’s Needle expressed the angst he felt after losing custody of his daughter in […]

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