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Poems are posted on this site purely for educational reasons, for the purpose of information and with good intentions. If the copyright holder’s legal representatives ask us to remove a poem from the site, this will be done within 48 hours. (Evanston Public Library reserves the right to investigate whether the person submitting that demand is authorized to do so or not.)
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