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  • Elihu Phinney (1756 - 1813)
    Elihu Phinney also had that entrepreneurial spirit. In 1795, Phinney came to Cooperstown to bring the printed word to local residents in the form of Otsego County's first newspaper. Phinney, and later ...
  • Norman Rosten (1913 - 1995)
    Norman Rosten was an American poet, playwright, and novelist. Wikipedia: Norman Rosten
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    Kenward Gray Elmslie (1929 - 2022)
    Kenward Elmslie was an American author, performer, editor and publisher associated with the New York School of poetry. Sources Haagensen, Erik. "John Treville Latouche." DoeHeads . Accessed 6 Jun...
  • Millen Brand (1906 - 1980)
    Millen Brand was an American writer and poet. His novels, The Outward Room (1938) and Savage Sleep (1968), addressed mental health institutions and were bestsellers in their day. Wikipedia: Millen ...
  • Eve Merriam (1916 - 1992)
    Eve Merriam , born Eva Montgomery , was an American poet and writer. She was one of four children of Russian immigrants Max Moscovitz and Jennie Siegel. Merriam's first book was the 1946 Family Circle...

A poet's work can be literal, meaning that his work is derived from a specific event, or metaphorical, meaning that his work can take on many meanings and forms. Poets have existed since antiquity, in nearly all languages, and have produced works that vary greatly in different cultures and time periods. Throughout each civilization and language, poets have used various styles that have changed through the course of literary history, resulting in a history of poets as diverse as the literature they have produced.

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