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Murphy Visiting Poet Gwendolyn Brooks autographed her children's book π˜›π˜©π˜¦ π˜›π˜ͺ𝘨𝘦𝘳 𝘞𝘩𝘰 𝘞𝘰𝘳𝘦 𝘞𝘩π˜ͺ𝘡𝘦 𝘎𝘭𝘰𝘷𝘦𝘴 (1974) when she visited Hendrix in 1994. In 1950, her collection 𝘈𝘯𝘯π˜ͺ𝘦 𝘈𝘭𝘭𝘦𝘯 (1949) won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry, making Brooks the first African-American to win the prize. She often wrote about inner-city life, her poems ranging in form from sonnets and ballads to blues and free-verse.

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Hendrix-Murphy Foundation 18 days ago

Murphy Visiting Poet Rita Dove signed her collection of poems π˜–π˜― 𝘡𝘩𝘦 π˜‰π˜Άπ˜΄ 𝘸π˜ͺ𝘡𝘩 π˜™π˜°π˜΄π˜’ π˜—π˜’π˜³π˜¬π˜΄ (1999) when she visited Hendrix the same year. Spanning multiple genres, her writing is known to capture complex emotions using precise language. Dove is a recipient of the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry (1987) and served as the United States Poet Laureate from 1993-1995.

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Hendrix-Murphy Foundation 24 days ago

Murphy Visiting Poet Aracelis Girmay signed her book π˜›π˜©π˜¦ π˜‰π˜­π˜’π˜€π˜¬ π˜”π˜’π˜³π˜ͺ𝘒 (2016), which is considered by multiple publications to be one of the best of that year, when she visited in 2017. In 2015, she won the Whiting Award for Poetry. Girmay's poetry explores motherhood, migration, and their anthropological effects, among other themes.

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Hendrix-Murphy Foundation 26 days ago

Murphy Visiting Writer Allen Ginsberg visited Hendrix in 1986. Ginsberg's poetry, which earned him the National Book Award for Poetry in 1974 and the Robert Frost Medal in 1986, is known for criticizing U.S. capitalism and war. This elaborate autograph was made in his collection of poems 𝘞𝘩π˜ͺ𝘡𝘦 𝘚𝘩𝘳𝘰𝘢π˜₯ (1986).


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