Gunn, Thom 1995

Wednesday, October 11, 1995


I thought I was so tough,
But gentled at your hands,
Cannot be quick enough
To fly for you and show
That when I go I go
At your commands.

– Thom Gunn, “Tamer and Hawk”

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Listen to Thom Gunn’s Poetry Center of Chicago reading:

Read an interview with Thom Gunn from the Paris Review:

Paris Review – The Art of Poetry No. 72, Thom Gunn

The Paris Review is a literary magazine featuring original writing, art, and in-depth interviews with famous writers.

One by one they appear in
the darkness: a few friends, and
a few with historical
names. How late they start to shine!

– Thom Gunn, “My Sad Captains”

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Listen to Thom Gunn read two of his poems:

Thom Gunn reads his poems “Jamesian” and “The Home”

“Listen to this poetry reading to hear the poet Thom Gunn read his poems “”Jamesian”” and “”The Home.”” Gunn (1929–2004) wrote poems about nature, friendship, literature, love, and death, set against the ever-changing backdrop of San Francisco-the druggy, politically charged sixties and the plague years of AIDS in the eighties.

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