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New Women's Poetry (and their use for music)

I'm not one to judge poetry.  I just don't know enough.  I read some in my humanities courses at Catalina Foothills HS, spent time writing settings of the-ones-everyone-needs-to-set (Afternoon on a Hill, several Dickinson poems, O Magnum Mysterium and some other sacred texts) and some that I ignorantly consider unique, and I STILL have no idea what I'm doing when I'm analyzing poetry.  But that's ok: if there's one thing Garrison Kealor taught me via The Writer's Almanac, it's that a layman can understand poetry if it's good and connects to the human experience.  With that in mind, I'll humbly offer up two sets of poetry I've recently come to appreciate and love (and program!).

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