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Louise Bogan


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Maine-born poet who lived in New York, whose books include Body of This Death (1923); Dark Summer (1929); The Sleeping Fury (1937); Poems and New Poems (1941); Collected Poems (1954); and The Blue Estuaries (1968). Her volume of Selected Criticism (1955) was extended in A Poet's Alphabet (1970), a posthumous collection. What the Woman Lived (1973) prints her letters. Her spare, sensitive poetry, mostly in traditional forms, is marked by intensity of personal expression and incisive imagery.

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