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Kenward Elmslie

Poet, novelist, songwriter, and librettist Kenward Elmslie was one of the original members of the New York School of poetry, along with Frank O Hara, Barbara Guest, and John Ashbery. His many collections of poems range from Pavilions (1961) to Routine Disruptions (1998). His opera librettos were set by Ned Rorem and others, and his musical The Grass Harp (music by Claibe Richardson) has become a cult classic.