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#41 Paul Bearer

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Posted 25 April 2011 - 10:08 PM

Chilean poet Gonzalo Rojas has penned his last ode
This is true my form is something odd,
But blaming me is blaming God;
Could I create myself anew
I would not fail in pleasing you.

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Posted 30 November 2011 - 09:55 PM

The American poet Rae Armantrout has written a very lengthy account of her battle with a form of adrenal cancer.

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Posted 03 December 2011 - 08:41 PM

Poet Christopher Logue dead at 85 http://www.guardian....e?newsfeed=true

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Posted 15 February 2012 - 12:29 AM

Revered American poet Mary Oliver has been "diagnosed with a very serious illness" :sicktherm:

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 09:23 PM

Feminist poet Adrienne Rich has died aged 82.

Most annoying for me as that means my sister has a unique hit on the DDP :rant:
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Posted 29 June 2012 - 06:35 AM

Rosemary Dobson is in a coffin with knobs on http://www.smh.com.a...0628-214ho.html

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 09:18 AM

Poetry, poets, dead ones, dying ones, deathly ones. Spy corner has demonstrated that there is more than a passing interest among deathlisters in poetry and poets as TF suggested some time ago.

Stanley Kunitz is one among many. Who will be next? Louis Simpson? Gunter Grass, the SS poet? Lawrence Ferlinghetti?

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Dedicated to Emily Dickinson, the matriarch of deathly verse.

If you wait long enough it will happen after six years Louis Simpson has died aged 89. He won the 1964 Pulitzer Prize.

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Posted 08 July 2013 - 07:49 PM

F.D Reeve, 84, poet, translator and the father of Superman, has died.

Here's one of his own meditations on death.

The Village Grave Yard

The fallen leaves are red and dry.
Autumn burns. The still lake mirrors
a blue October sky.
In the cemetery the forgiven and unforgiven
lie side by side.

Hoarfrost on the goldenrod.
On the northern mountains new-fallen snow.
Time like a kindly god
reserves some open spaces in each row
for the living dead.

How long do we have who follow the sky?
Beneath the rustling maple leaves
in a green plot eleven by five
these ashy bones compact our fond belief
that the sun won’t die.

F. D. Reeve

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Posted 30 August 2013 - 10:24 AM

Seamus Heaney at 74. http://www.bbc.co.uk...t-arts-23898891

Sad time for the family with Margaret going last week.

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And what rough beast, its hour come round at last,
Slouches towards Bethlehem to be born?

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Posted 30 August 2013 - 10:47 AM

Under my window, a clean rasping sound
When the spade sinks into the gravelly ground
A gravedigger, digging: I look down

"I have never killed a man, but I have read many obituaries with great pleasure." - Clarence Darrow

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Posted 30 August 2013 - 10:48 AM

A 74-foot box, a box for every year

"I have never killed a man, but I have read many obituaries with great pleasure." - Clarence Darrow

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Posted 30 August 2013 - 11:36 AM

Seamus Heaney at 74. http://www.bbc.co.uk...t-arts-23898891

Sad time for the family with Margaret going last week.

That's a shame. I saw Heaney a few times at Poetry International. Good poet; a good man too.


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Posted 30 August 2013 - 02:10 PM

Looked a bit like Frankie Howerd when younger, didn't he.

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Posted 22 September 2013 - 05:25 PM

Ghanian poet and diplomat Kofi Awonoor has been shot dead during the kenyan mall terrorist attack http://www.rawstory....ya-mall-attack/

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Posted 24 December 2013 - 10:26 PM

American poet Amiri Baraka, critically ill.

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Posted 08 January 2014 - 12:57 AM

Word around the Twitter campfire is that, tonight, Baraka is spinning around dazed as the words "FINISH HIM" flash above his head.

"I have never killed a man, but I have read many obituaries with great pleasure." - Clarence Darrow

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Posted 09 January 2014 - 08:25 PM

American poet Amiri Baraka, critically ill.


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Posted 09 January 2014 - 09:23 PM

Sigh.... I knew I shouldn't have picked Sen over Baraka. That's two hits I could've easily had already. Ah well.

David Quantick's march to the title starts again.

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Posted 09 January 2014 - 11:17 PM

UK Obit, courtesy of Reuters.

I knew he was a goner, but I didn't go for him because I A) didn't want to drop any of my current picks and B) he's only worth 7 points.
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Posted 09 January 2014 - 11:34 PM

Spade's on fire, that's his fourth hit in little over a month, albeit split over 2 years!
"I must have killed more men than Cecil B. DeMille."

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