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Under the Shaded Blossom single work   poetry   "Into Havana's noonday glare, Meyer Lansky slips"
  • Author:agent John Jenkins
Issue Details: First known date: 2004... 2004 Under the Shaded Blossom
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  • A poem in 9 numbered parts.
  • Editor's note: Wallace Stevens (1879-1955), one of America's finest poets, worked life-long as an insurance executive. He first visited Cuba in 1923. Meyer Lansky (1902-1983) was the Mafia's chief deal-maker and the strategist in Havana after 1930. The best and the worst: the poem imagines them meeting in 'the Jewel of the Antilles'.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon Heat And So Forth no. 8 (New Series) 2004 Z1158270 2004 periodical issue 2004 pg. 44-54
  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon The Best Australian Poetry 2005 Peter Porter (editor), St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 2005 Z1219041 2005 anthology poetry (taught in 1 units) St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 2005 pg. 55-67
Last amended 3 Aug 2006 16:44:23
  • Havana,
    Caribbean, Americas,
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