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"For me the act of writing is an exploration, a reaching out, an act of trusting search for the correct incantation that will return me certain feelings whenever I want them. And of course I have never completely succeeded in finding the correct incantations." --Thom Gunn

Thom Gunn is well-known as a poet, and increasingly as a literary critic. The Occasions of Poetry inclu

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Unknown Binding, Expanded Edition, 212 pages
Published November 1st 1985 by North Point Press (first published 1982)
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Thom Gunn (29 August 1929 – 25 April 2004), born Thomson William Gunn, was an Anglo-American poet who was praised for his early verses in England, where he was associated with The Movement, and his later poetry in America, even after moving toward a looser, free-verse style. After relocating from England to San Francisco, Gunn wrote about gay-related topics—particularly in his most famous work, Th ...more
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