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Welcome to the DC Poetry Wiki (“Wiki”) created and made available by the George Washington University (“GW” or “University”). The Wiki is an online resource to help document and preserve the remarkable literary history of Washington poetry from 1900 through the present. The Wiki will includes articles about the poets, movements, publications, readings, sponsoring institutions, recordings and broadcasts provide a picture of the diverse and unique life of poetry that evolved over more than a century in Washington DC.

By accessing or using the Wiki you signify that you have read, understand, and agree to be bound by these Terms of Use ("Terms"). GW may change these Terms from time to time without notice. By continuing to use this Wiki following the posting of such changes, you agree to be bound by this Terms, as modified. GW may change, restrict access to, suspend, or discontinue this Wiki, or any portion of this Wiki, at any time.


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Your Contributions to the Wiki

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