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  • Jack Sullivan


(b West Hills, Long Island, NY, May 31, 1819; d Camden, NJ, March 26, 1892). American poet . The self-proclaimed ‘poet of Democracy’, he inaugurated a radical freedom from dogma and hierarchy in art, politics and sexuality. His rugged egalitarianism, rhythmic elasticity, sexual electricity and freewheeling mysticism have inspired more than ...

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