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I sit at my desk;
My life’s grotesque.

—Joseph Brodsky

I sit at my desk;

My life’s grotesque.

—Joseph Brodsky

Joseph Brodsky as a young boy, winter

Joseph Brodsky as a young boy, winter

Poet-trees in front of St. Mark’s Church— for Ted Berrigan & Allen Ginsberg

Poet-trees in front of St. Mark’s Church— for Ted Berrigan & Allen Ginsberg

uglyducklingpresse:

THIS. Has to be the sexiest author-poet pic ever. (Gerard Malanga for his book, chic death)

uglyducklingpresse:

THIS. Has to be the sexiest author-poet pic ever. (Gerard Malanga for his book, chic death)

This, and my heart beside –

This, and my heart beside –

Portrait of Claude McKay by Anna Robinson

Portrait of Claude McKay by Anna Robinson

(Source: buffetflats.org)

Derek Walcott & Lucie Brock-Broido
Photo © Adam Fitzgerald.

Derek WalcottLucie Brock-Broido

Photo © Adam Fitzgerald.

(Source: thethepoetry.com)