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John Hall Wheelock
John Hall Wheelock (September 9, 1886-March 22, 1978) was an American poet. He was a descendant of Eleazar Wheelock, founder of Dartmouth College. He wrote fourteen books of poetry and was co-winner of the 1962 Bollingen Prize. As an editor, he is noted for discovering young poets like May Swenson and James Dickey.

"A planet doesn't explode of itself," said drily
The Martian astronomer, gazing off into the ai... [read poem]
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