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The Poet's Work: The John Holmes Collection

The Poet's Life

To be a poet is infinitely more than to write and publish a volume. It is a way of life, and a way with life.

– from The Poet's Work, p. 35

John Holmes: Biographical Sketch

John Holmes (1904-62) was a poet and professor of English at Tufts University. His poems appeared in journals, magazines, and newspapers, and seven volumes of his work were published. Holmes devoted his career both to writing poetry and teaching his students about poetry.

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