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24 Cards in this Set

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Claude McKay
Jamaica; Russian book
Langston Hughes
White Godmother; The Negro artist
Toomer
looked white; dissappeared
Edna St Vicent Millay
bisexual; nearly concert pianist; Greenwich village
Parker
"poor son of a bitch"; left all $$ to NAACP in will
Cummings
Poem a day 8-22; WWI internment
Flannery O'Conner
very Catholic; dev. lupas and died young
Vonnegut
WWII journalist; taken prisoner and shoveled bodies; mom=suicide, son=schizo
Le Guin
Fantasy writer
Erdrich
Ojibua (native american)
Alice Walker
shot in eye with bb gun
Warren
wanted to be sea captain but brother blinded him with coal
Roethke
manic depressive; "won't leave till replaced"
Bishop
dad died at 8mos/ mom asylum at 1
Randall Jarrell
trained as pilot; celestial instructor
Allen Ginsberg
beat poetry
Plath
Sexton friend; confessional poet
Brooks
1967 2nd black writers conference; black arts movmt
Rich
3 kids in 5 yrs; "radicalizing experience"
Dove
Shibboleth
Li Young Lee
Indonesian; dad chinese exile
Anne Sexton
started writing as therapy
Anne Sexton
started writing as therapy
Anne Sexton
started writing as therapy