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Randall Jarrell

Randall Jarrell (May 6, 1914 – October 14, 1965) was an American poet, literary critic, children's author, essayist, novelist, and the 11th Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress, a position that now bears the title Poet Laureate.

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    In bombers named for girls, we burned
    The cities we had learned about in school—
    Till our lives wore out; our bodies lay among
    The people we had killed and never seen.
    Randall Jarrell (1914–1965)

    Shatter the icons of slavery and fear.
    Replace
    the leer
    of the minstrel’s burnt-cork face
    with a proud, serene
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    I woke to black flak and the nightmare fighters.
    When I died they washed me out of the turret with a hose.
    —Randall Jarrell (1914–1965)