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William Vaughn Moody
William Vaughn Moody (July 8, 1869 – October 17, 1910) was a U.S. dramatist and poet. Author of The Great Divide, first presented under the title of The Sabine Woman at the Garrick Theatre in Chicago on April 12, 1906. Moody's poetic dramas included The Masque of Judgment (1900), The Fire Bringer (1904), and The Death of Eve (left undone at his death). Born at Spencer, Indiana, his parents died while he was a boy, and he had to work to help support himself while he completed his education. After attending New Albany High School he went on to Harvard University, where he graduated in 1893.

i say i say i say
Anyone here had a go at themselves
for a laugh? Anyone opened their wrists
with a blade in... [read poem]
an ode in time of hesitation
Before the solemn bronze Saint Gaudens made
To thrill the heedless passer's heart with awe,... [read poem]
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