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Poetry Month celebrates 100th birthdays of three great poets

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Some people dread birthdays but for three of poetry’s most well-known voices, 2014 is a year to celebrate. Octavio Paz, William Stafford, and Dylan Thomas would all turn 100 this year. Though none of the three lived to blow out a century’s worth of candles—Paz died at 84 in 1998, Stafford at 79 in 1993, and Thomas at 39 in 1953—their work lives on. And since April is National Poetry Month, it’s the perfect time to discover new voices in verse. To help you get acquainted with these three talented centenarians, BookTrib offers you a quick guide to each of these wholly unique voices and suggests where to start your reading journey. Octavio Paz The quick biography A native of Mexico,…

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