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Richard Wilbur

Richard Purdy Wilbur (born March 1, 1921) is an American poet and literary translator. He was appointed the second Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress in 1987, and twice received the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry, in 1957 and again in 1989.

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    Or of the garden where we first mislaid
    Simplicity of wish and will, forgetting
    Out of what cognate splendor all things came
    To take their scattering names;
    Richard Wilbur (b. 1921)

    I’m beginning to believe that Killer Illiteracy ought to rank near heart disease and cancer as one of the leading causes of death among Americans. What you don’t know can indeed hurt you, and so those who can neither read nor write lead miserable lives, like Richard Wright’s character, Bigger Thomas, born dead with no past or future.
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    Oh none too soon through the air white and dry
    Will the clear announcer’s voice
    Beat like a dove, and you and I

    From the heart’s anarch and responsible town
    Return by subway-mouth to life again,
    Bearing the morning papers,
    —Richard Wilbur (b. 1921)