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January 27

Dante is sent in to political exile from Florence in 1302. He will never return. In "Paradiso" he reflects on his state of exile, writing: "How bitter another's bread is, thou shalt know / By tasting i

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What American poet was convinced by Ezra Pound to found a press devoted to publishing Pound and his friends?

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James Laughlin. In 1935 Laughlin founded New Directions in Prose and Poetry. Today, New Directions is one of the premier publishers of poetry in the United States.

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