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J. D. McClatchy’s martini served in “civilized restraint.”

J. D. McClatchy’s martini served in “civilized restraint.”

Poet Jen Bervin’s recipe for German Apple Pancake. 

Poet Jen Bervin’s recipe for German Apple Pancake. 

Born on July 21, 1899, in Garrettsville, Ohio, Harold Hart Crane was a highly anxious and volatile child…
See more at: http://www.poets.org/poet.php/prmPID/233#sthash.VjHs9wXO.dpuf

Born on July 21, 1899, in Garrettsville, Ohio, Harold Hart Crane was a highly anxious and volatile child…

See more at: http://www.poets.org/poet.php/prmPID/233#sthash.VjHs9wXO.dpuf

The recipe Alex’s Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream from poet Kazim Ali.

The recipe Alex’s Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream from poet Kazim Ali.

Gwendolyn Brooks with actress Ruby Dee

Gwendolyn Brooks with actress Ruby Dee

stitchediliad:

Day 44.

Fire Island by May Swenson

Fire Island by May Swenson

Sit in this chair.

Sit in this chair.

Pablo Neruda's murderer was named ‘Price,’ poetically enough.