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Thom Gunn was born William Guinneach Gunn, Guinneach being an old family name on his father's side, in Gravesend, Kent, on August 29, 1929. He changed his name while atread more
Now as I watch the progress of the plague,
The friends surrounding me fall sick, grow thin,
And drop away. Bared, is my shape less vague
—Sharply exposed and with a sculpted skin?
I do not like the statue's chill contour,
Not nowadays. The warmth investing me
Led outward through mind, limb, feeling, and more
In an involved increasing family.
Contact of friend led to another friend,
To which poet did Lou Reed dedicate the song "European Son" on the first Velvet Underground album?Answer
Delmore Schwartz. Schwartz was Reed's mentor at Syracuse University.Previous Trivia Questions