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Wallace Stevens

Wallace Stevens (1879-1955) lived a double life. Beginning in 1916, he worked as an executive at the Hartford Insurance Company by day, eventually becoming a senior vice president for fidelity and surety claims at the large Connecticut firm. By night, … Continue reading

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The Emperor of Ice Cream by Wallace Stevens

The Emperor of Ice-Cream Call the roller of big cigars, The muscular one, and bid him whip In kitchen cups concupiscent curds. Let the wenches dawdle in such dress As they are used to wear, and let the boys Bring … Continue reading

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Rod McKuen

Poet Rod McKuen playing record on stereo set while pet Siamese cat nuzzles his face affectionately. Location: San Francisco, CA, US Date taken: 1967 Photographer: Ralph Crane Poet Rod McKuen swinging from sign which is title of one his songs, … Continue reading

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