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Elizabeth Bishop (1911-1979) The Fish

The Man-Moth At the Fishhouses Filling Station

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Muriel Rukeyser (1913-1980) Absalom

The Minotaur

The Poem as Mask

Martin Luther King, Malcolm X

Gwendolyn Brooks (1917-2000) The Mother

We Real Cool

A Bronzeville Mother Loiters in I\lississippi. Mean\vhile, a Mississippi Mother Burns Bacon

The Last Quatrain of the Ballad of Emmett Till

Robert Lowell, Jr. (1917-1977)

Memories of West Street and Lepke

Skunk Hour

For Theodore Roethke For th~ Union Dead Near the Ocean

2328 Robert Creeley (b. 1926) 2329 I Know a Man

2329 For Love

2331 Words

2332 America

23 3 3 Frank O'Hara (1926-1966) 2334 My Heart

2334 The Day Lady Died

2335 \Y!hy I Am Not a Painter

2337 John Ashbery (b. 1927) 2338 The Instruction Manual

2340 Farm Implements and Rutabagas in a Landscape 2342 As You Came from the Holy Land

2343 Anne Sexton (1928-1974)

2345 Her Kind

2345 Housewife

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