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Sidney Burris


The Patriot Tree

And in those days, I was broken from dreams on hard, white mornings to whip the thickets, flush a bird or two, and drop before the shot sizzled by overhead. Midday, we'd crest a hill crowned with the Albemarle pippins King George so loved, it's said [...]

The Supple, Surviving Voice

The Faber Anthology of Political Verse. Edited by Tom Paulin. Faber and Faber. $19.95. On Oct. 23, 1958, Anders Ă˜sterling, the secretary of the Swedish Academy, dispatched a cable to Boris Pasternak informing him that he had won the Nobel Prize f [...]