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Melissa Johnson

DIGGES, DEBORAH (1950- ) Deborah Digges writes highly wrought and musical lyric poetry that connects personal revelation to historical contexts and social consequences. Her poems combine complex syntax, formal music, and erudition with a deep and startling compassion for all forms of life. At times her poetry evokes the dense ecstatic music of Gerard

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