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  • Artist: Alice Notley
  • TrackName: A Woman Comes into the Room
  • Album: “The World Record” — Readings at the St. Mark’s Poetry Project — 1969-1980

Alice Notley, February 21, 1979 - “A Woman Comes Into the Room”Alice Notley

(Source: writing.upenn.edu)

Artist book by Liz Mathews featuring poetry by Muriel Rukeyeser

Artist book by Liz Mathews featuring poetry by Muriel Rukeyeser

Sylvia Plath, c. 1940s
Sylvia Plath, c. 1940s
Calligrammes by Guillaume Apollinaire. Designed by Paul Bonet, 1930.

Calligrammes by Guillaume Apollinaire. Designed by Paul Bonet, 1930.

Christina Rossetti says: Happy Birthday Brother (Dante Gabriel).

Christina Rossetti says: Happy Birthday Brother (Dante Gabriel).

Happy early Birthday, Dante Gabriel Rossetti. 1828 - 1882

Happy early Birthday, Dante Gabriel Rossetti. 1828 - 1882

Tatsiana Kartavitskaya, Valzhyna Mort’s mother

(Source: poets.org)

Mark Jarman and his mother, Bo Dee Jarman.

Mark Jarman and his mother, Bo Dee Jarman.

Toi Derricotte and her mother.

Toi Derricotte and her mother.