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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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3/25/1929 - 4/5/2018

Remembering the life, death and legacy of poet Cecil Taylor

NEW YORK (AP) — Cecil Taylor, the visionary pianist who revolutionized jazz by launching the free-jazz movement in the late '50s, died Thursday at his home in Brooklyn. He was 89. Taylor's legal guardian, Adam C. Wilner, confirmed the death to The Associated Press by phone Friday. No more details were provided. Click to get weekly celebrity death news delivered to your inbox. Taylor, born in New York on March 25, 1929, was known as one of the pioneers of the free jazz...
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