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More Thom Gunn

If you were or are at all interested in the poet Thom Gunn, whose passing I noted below, you should certainly read Gerard Van der Leun's reminiscence, which he has posted today on his American Digest site and has also left entire as a Comment to my post. He was at Berkeley about ten years ahead of me, and had a much closer contact with Gunn than I could ever claim. Worthwhile for anyone intrigued by Lives of the Poets.

Elsewhere, the Guardian has printed an appreciation of Gunn by the Poet Laureate, Andrew Motion -- to whom I previously administered a bit of a tweaking for his role shilling a very bad movie.


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