How to Die in America

Poem Excerpt

Slip away

go to the end of the line and keep going

make sure you're alone

and unknown

go by bus, train or plane

just keep going

(Diamond, 447)

About the Author

Stanley Diamond (January 4, 1922 in New York City, N.Y. – March 31, 1991 in New York City, N.Y.) was an American poet and anthropologist. As a young man, he identified as a poet, and his disdain for the fascism of the 1930s greatly influenced his thinking.He attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and then New York University, graduating from the latter with a B.A. degree in English and philosophy.

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