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2564 Robert Bly (b. 1926) ., !,

2564 Counting Small·Boned Bodies 2565 The Teeth Mother Naked at Last

2571 Tim O'Brien (b. 1946)

2571 In the Field

2579 Yusef Komunyakaa (b. 1947) 2580 Tu Do Street

2581 Prisoners

2582 Thanks

2583 Facing It

2584 New Generations: Poetry 2584 Gary Snyder (b. 1930)

2585 Riprap

2586 Vapor Trails

2587 Wave

2587 It Was When

2589 Etheridge Knight (1931-1991) 2590 The Idea of Ancestry

2591 The Violent Space (or when your sister sleeps around formoney) 2592 Ilu, the Talking Drum

2593 A Poem for Myself (Or Blues for a Mississippi Black Boy)

2594 Sylvia Plath (1932-1963)

2595 Daddy

2598 Lady Lazarus 2600 Fever 103"

2602 2603 2604 2606 2606

2607 2608 2610 2610 2611 2612

Audre Lorde (1934-1992) Power

Walking OurBoundaries

Never Take Fire from a Woman Stations

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Amiri Baraka (LeRoi Jones) (b. 1934) An Agony. As now.

Ka 'Ba

Black People: This Is Our Destiny

A Poem Some People Will Have to Understand Numbers, Letters