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A Poet's Spirit Springs to Life on Death Row
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 15.0657  Thursday, 11 March 2004

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Date:           Tuesday, 9 Mar 2004 13:43:27 -0500 (EST)
Subject:        A Poet's Spirit Springs to Life on Death Row

No, I hadn't heard of Stephen Booker either, but after reading the
excerpts of his poetry given in this article, I thought 'here is the
last of the mannerists'. But toward the end of the article it is related
that he read Shakespeare as a youth, as well as Virgil, The Bible, Poe
inter alia. It shows.

Nancy Charlton

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A Poet's Spirit Springs to Life on Death Row
March 9, 2004
By BRUCE WEBER

Stephen Todd Booker, a murderer who has spent 26 years on death row, is
an indisputably accomplished poet whose work has appeared in top-level
literary publications.

http://www.nytimes.com/2004/03/09/books/09POET.html?ex=1079857807&ei=1&en=2f3a8f1e60681c8f

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