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Lives of the Poets by Louis Untermeyer
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Aug 12, 2012

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bookshelves: biography
Recommended to Erik by: Ms. Naden
Recommended for: poetry fans
Read in August, 1969 — I own a copy

After AP Chemistry turned me off to the physical sciences I turned towards History and English classes. Both were enjoyable, both inspiring. The teachers were, without exception, good and engaging. A lot of my high school friends were very much into poets and poetry and I myself enjoyed interpreting the older pieces as a classroom exercise.
Starting with the sophomore year I began to get serious about really mastering Western history and English literature, reading quite a bit on my own as a supplement to schoolwork. This and, I think, some Penguin series on English poetry were read to cover the ground not covered in class.

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