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Body of This Death

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30 pages
Published 1923 by Robert M. McBride & Company
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Jun 07, 2012 Sienna rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2012, poetry
Musical: rhythmic, lyrical, at turns soft and sharp. Bogan's poems speak to me in really unexpected ways right now; it's strange and reassuring to unearth kinship in words written ninety years earlier. I think we would have gotten along, and I think I'll read everything she wrote.

A bit of perfection in "The Letter":

I must get well.
Walk on strong legs, leap the hurdles of sense,
Reason again, come back to my old patchwork logic,
Addition, subtraction, money, clothes, clocks,
Memories (freesias, sme
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She was appointed the fourth Poet Laureate to the Library of Congress in 1945.

As poetry editor of The New Yorker magazine for nearly 40 years, Bogan played a major role in shaping mainstream poetic sensibilities of the mid-20th Century.

The Poetry Foundation notes that Bogan has been called by some critics the most accomplished woman poet of the twentieth century. It further notes that, "Some criti
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