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Democracy Now! (9 am) – July 10, 2009 at 9:00am

The L.A. Times: “A pioneer of poetry written in plain American English who was called ‘the best poet of your generation’ by William Carlos Williams, Norse never attained the recognition that he and others felt was his due. A literary beacon in the gay community who risked ostracism by writing openly of his sexual adventures in the 1940s and 50s, Norse exiled himself to Europe for 15 years before returning to the United States and publishing such volumes as ‘Hotel Nirvana’ (1974), which was nominated for a National Book Award, ‘Carnivorous Saint’ (1977) and ‘In the Hub of the Fiery Force: Collected Poems’ (2003).”

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