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December 08, 2009

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Thanks, Laura, for the remembrance of Lazarus; her life and work were telling, touching, and in the end both triumphant and utterly lost. I was shocked when I learned that her poems, letters, and library all vanished after she died--everything seems to have been destroyed by her sisters.

Thanks for this wonderful post, LO. Isn't it extraordinary that when Grover Cleveland dedicated the Statue (in 1886, I believe), Lazarus's great poem was not recited? I am proud to say that "The New Colossus," omitted in previous editions, is included (along with other fine sonnets by Lazarus) in "The Oxford Book of American Poetry" (2006).
http://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/Colossal_Ode.html

Very enlightening. I regret my lack of knowledge about women poets. So thanks for filling in the blanks

Thanks for this--fascinating!

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