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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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    O hideous little bat, the size of snot,
    With polyhedral eye and shabby clothes,
    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)

    But with exquisite breathing you smile, with satisfaction of love,
    And I touch you again as you tick in the silence and settle in
    sleep.
    —Karl Shapiro (b. 1913)