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Thom Gunn

Thom Gunn, born Thomson William Gunn (29 August 1929 – 25 April 2004), was an Anglo-American poet who was praised both for his early verses in England, where he was associated with The Movement and his later poetry in America, even after moving toward a looser, free-verse style. After relocating from England to San Francisco, Gunn, who became openly gay, wrote about gay-related topics—particularly in his most famous work, The Man With Night Sweats in 1992—as well as drug use, sex, and topics related to his bohemian lifestyle. He won numerous major literary awards.

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    O wily painter, limiting the scene
    From a cacophony of dusty forms
    To the one convulsion,
    Thom Gunn (b. 1929)

    Thus for each blunt-faced ignorant one
    The great grey rigid uniform combined
    Safety with virtue of the sun.
    Thus concepts linked like chainmail in the mind.
    —Thom Gunn (b. 1929)