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Editor and poet Harvey Shapiro

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Editor and poet Harvey Shapiro

Editor and poet Harvey Shapiro

Editor and poet Harvey Shapiro

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He has compiled a new anthology of 120 poems, titled Poets of World War II (American Poets Project). The poets include Kenneth Koch, James Dickey, Richard Hugo, Marianne Moore and Robert Lowell. Some of the poets have experienced combat, others have not. Shapiro is a decorated veteran of World War II; he flew 35 missions as an Air Force radio gunner.

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