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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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    The firelight of a long, blind, dreaming story
    Lingers upon your lips; and I have seen
    Firm, fixed forever in your closing eyes,
    The Corn King beckoning to his Spring Queen.
    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
    and classic bronze of Benin.
    —Dudley Randall (b. 1914)

    If I can think of it, it isn’t what I want.
    I want . . . I want a ship from some near star
    To land in the yard,
    —Randall Jarrell (1914–1965)