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Readings by Saundra Mathews-Deacon
from the poetry series "Earbook"
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John Allyn Berryman (born John Allyn Smith, Jr.) (October 25, 1914 January 7, 1972) was an American poet, born in McAlester, Oklahoma. He was a major figure in American poetry in the second half of the 20th century and often considered one of the founders of the Confessional school of poetry. He was the author of The Dream Songs, which are playful, witty, and morbid. Berryman committed suicide in 1972.
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