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Further Reading

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  05 November 2015

Mark Richardson
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Doshisha University, Kyoto
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  • Further Reading
  • Edited by Mark Richardson, Doshisha University, Kyoto
  • Book: The Cambridge Companion to American Poets
  • Online publication: 05 November 2015
  • Chapter DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/CCO9781316403532.033
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  • Edited by Mark Richardson, Doshisha University, Kyoto
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  • Further Reading
  • Edited by Mark Richardson, Doshisha University, Kyoto
  • Book: The Cambridge Companion to American Poets
  • Online publication: 05 November 2015
  • Chapter DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/CCO9781316403532.033
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