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"Poets," wrote Percy Bysshe Shelley, "are the unacknowledged legislators of the world." We turn to them to express what is best in us, to give us words during weddings, funerals, and all the important occasions that shape our lives. This memorial site was created to honor and remember poets whose words continue to inspire, and whose legacies live on in their poetry.
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5/29/1921 - 4/30/2016

Remembering the life, death and legacy of poet Daniel Berrigan

The Rev. Daniel Berrigan, the Jesuit priest who helped shape the course of the anti-war movement during the Vietnam era, died peacefully April 30 after a long illness, The Associated Press and The New York Times reported. He was 94. Born May 29, 1921, in Virginia, Minnesota, Berrigan earned a bachelor’s degree in 1946 from St. Andrew-on-Hudson, a Jesuit seminary in Hyde Park, New York. In 1952, he received a master’s degree from Woodstock College in Baltimore, Maryland, and was ordained...
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