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Halloween Costumes for Poets Who Might Want to Dress Like Other Poets for Halloween

By Harriet Staff

Not sure of your Halloween costume yet? Too weirded out by this article to do anything? Miss the Kate Durbin Bad Princess Poetry Walk? Well, you could check out this post at Academy of American Poets. They've got a roundup of everything you'll possibly need to inhabit your best Emily Dickinson, Edgar Allan Poe, William Carlos Williams, Walt Whitman, and Sappho, complete with cute figures. For instance:

William Carlos Williams


Also a practicing physician, William Carlos Williams sought to invent an entirely fresh—and singularly American—poetics, whose subject matter was centered on the everyday circumstances of life and the lives of common people.

You Will Need:
A stethoscope
Medical gloves
Brushed-back hair

Extra Credit:

A bowl of plums
A red wheelbarrow full of candy


Originally Published: October 26th, 2011