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Diane Ackerman

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A recipient of the Academy of American Poets Lavan Award, Diane Ackerman is the author of five poetry collections, including Jaguar of Sweet Laughter: New and Selected Poems (Random House, 1991). 

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I have found you among the texts
(but not the textures) of your life,
in the library of your cunning,
where the abstracts of forty papers
open, one by one, like small windows
partly sealed by terminology's lacquer.
They reveal you both aloof and enthralled,
a restless mind