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American poet Phillis Wheatley (c.1753 - 1784), who was bought as a slave. Photo: Stock Montage/Getty Images

American poet Phillis Wheatley (c.1753 - 1784), who was bought as a slave. Photo: Stock Montage/Getty Images

The Heart of American Poetry by Edward Hirsch

The Heart of American Poetry by Edward Hirsch

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American poet Phillis Wheatley (c.1753 - 1784), who was bought as a slave. Photo: Stock Montage/Getty Images

The Heart of American Poetry Edward Hirsch Library of America, €26

Every now and then a book comes along to light a fire underneath you. The Heart of American Poetry is such a volume.


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