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"All that is cupped,/ all that is emptied // the rush of water from a pump,/ a word spelled out / on a palm." Anne Michaels, 2014 Canadian Griffin Poetry Prize shortlist

"All that is cupped,/ all that is emptied // the rush of water from a pump,/ a word spelled out / on a palm.

Poet Jan Zwicky reads the poem "Night Music" from "Forge", shortlisted for the 2012 Canadian Griffin Poetry Prize. The reading took place at Koerner Hall in Toronto, Canada on June 6, 2012.

Poet Jan Zwicky reads the poem "Night Music" from "Forge", shortlisted for the 2012 Canadian Griffin Poetry Prize. The reading took place at Koerner Hall in Toronto, Canada on June

My favorite poet. She lived her entire life on Blackhawk Island near Fort Atkinson, WI.

My favorite poet. She lived her entire life on Blackhawk Island near Fort Atkinson, WI.

Marina Tsvetaeva - Russian Poet - 1892–1941:  Critics and translators of Tsvetaeva’s work often comment on the passion in her poems, their swift shifts and unusual syntax, and the influence of folk songs. She is also known for her portrayal of a woman’s experiences during the “terrible years” (as the period in Russian history was described by Aleksandr Blok).

Poet Marina Tsvetaeva, the most famous female poet in Russian history, with the possible exception of Anna Akhmatova. She was hounded into suicide by the Soviet government in August

Anna Akhmatova 1924. Photo by Moisey Nappelbaum

Anna Akhmatova (Russian and Ukrainian: June 23 [O. June 1889 - March was the pen name of the modernist poet Anna Andreyevna Gorenko,.

Mary Oliver. Poet. Pure, pure, poet. (I hope I'm signing books into my 80's) ~ Danielle

Someone in my poetry group turned me onto Mary Oliver a few years ago. She is an amazing poet.

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