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Anne Sexton Reads Wanting to Die

  Because that's exactly the sort of poem one might expect from Anne Sexton. Read more about her HERE. I'm going to go ahead and label this Rated-R as I would rate everything about the Pulitzer Prize winning poet. The girl couldn't help herself. After all,...

Forgotten Writers – Phillis Wheatley

Do you know who Phillis Wheatley is? If you said no, you're far from being alone. Even a bookseller I worked with who prided himself on his black heritage didn't know. He's a talented artist who was making church panels of famous African Americans. I asked...

Forgotten Writers – Steven Jesse Bernstein

In 1991, Seattle poet, Steven "Jesse" Bernstein committed suicide by stabbing himself three times in the throat. By that time he had suffered years of mental illness, read poetry on stage before Nirvana concerts, and counted William S. Burroughs as one of his fans. It...

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