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Karl Shapiro

Karl Jay Shapiro (November 10, 1913 – May 14, 2000) was an American poet. He was appointed the fifth Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress in 1946.

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    Oh, it is I,
    Incredibly skinny, stooped, and neat as pie,
    Ignorant as dirt, erotic as an ape,
    Dreamy as puberty—with dirty hair!
    Karl Shapiro (b. 1913)

    There are certain books in the world which every searcher for truth must know: the Bible, the Critique of Pure Reason, the Origin of Species, and Karl Marx’s Capital.
    —W.E.B. (William Edward Burghardt)

    Sentio ergo sum: he feels his way
    And words themselves stand up for him like Braille
    And punch and perforate his parchment ear.
    —Karl Shapiro (b. 1913)