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Anthony Hecht

Anthony Evan Hecht (January 16, 1923 – October 20, 2004) was an American poet. His work combined a deep interest in form with a passionate desire to confront the horrors of 20th century history, with the Second World War, in which he fought, and the Holocaust being recurrent themes in his work.

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    Think of those barren places where men gather
    To act in the terrible name of rectitude,
    Of acned shame, punk’s pride, muscle or turf,
    The bully’s thin superiority.
    Anthony Hecht (b. 1923)

    When will the men do something besides extend congratulations? I would rather have President Roosevelt say one word to Congress in favor of amending the Constitution to give women the suffrage than to praise me endlessly!
    —Susan B. Anthony (1820–1906)

    It’s all very well to dream of a dove that saves,
    Picasso’s or the Pope’s
    The one that annually coos in Our Lady’s ear
    Half the world’s hopes,
    —Anthony Hecht (b. 1923)