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The Poem That Made Sherman Alexie Want to 'Drop Everything and Be a Poet'

I think every writer stands in the doorway of their prison. Half in, half out... #author #writer @Sherman_Alexie

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Boris Pasternak (1890-1960) was a Russian poet and novelist whose epic Doctor Zhivago helped him win the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1958.

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<3 Oscar Wilde was an Irish writer and poet who became one of London's most popular playwrights in the early 1890s

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CAPTION 3: For Sappho, I chose this image because these words capture both her soul and style, as a true composer. I admire and relate to Sappho: we're both female poets who write lyrically, plus our words aim to dig deep into the pits of our art. Sappho's poems dealt with Eros, so it could be experience by both men and women. The rawness and melody of her words offset the paradoxical content she explores. Sappho never ceases to impress me.

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Mary Shelley 1797-1851 English writer, Shelley had an unhappy childhood after her mother Mary Wollstonecraft died. Aged 16 she ran away to Europe with the poet Percy Bysshe. One summer they shared a house in Switzerland with othe poets and thinkers including Lord Byron. While there Mary wrote one of the most famous horror stories of al time, about a student called Frankenstein and the terrible monster that he created

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Vita Sackville-West, London, 1939, The affair for which Sackville-West is most remembered was with the prominent writer Virginia Woolf in the late 1920s. Woolf wrote one of her most famous novels, Orlando, described by Sackville-West's son Nigel Nicolson as "the longest and most charming love-letter in literature", a biography beginning in the year 1500 and continuing to the present day, called Orlando.....♔...

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2AM'S Were made for poets. Lovers/writers. Visionaries. Photographers. Painters.....

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It bewilders me how people acuse such a awesome.poet and writer to be wierd and insane. We're all wierd in our own ways,.and Poe just took to that by writing.

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Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806–1861) was one of the most prominent poets of the Victorian era. Her poetry was widely popular in both England and the United States during her lifetime.[1] A collection of her last poems was published by her husband, Robert Browning, shortly after her death.

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