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Aphrodite Metropolis: Kenneth Fearing in the Village

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Kenneth Fearing was a major poet of the Great Depression and the founding editor of the Partisan Review.

He lived at 311 W. 11th Street and his birthday is July 28.

You can find a selection of his poems at the Poetry Foundation where I got this short excerpt from the poem "Aphrodite Metropolis (2)":

Harry loves Myrtle — He has strong arms, from the warehouse,
And on Sunday when they take the bus to emerald meadows he doesn't say:
"What will your chastity amount to when your flesh withers in a little while?"

 

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