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'To the Tresspasser'

David Barber is a Massachusetts-based poet and poetry editor at The Atlantic Monthly. For his collection Wonder Cabinets, from which the following poem was taken, he derives inspiration from the curiosity cabinets of the late Renaissance.

To mark National Poetry Month, NPR.org is featuring a series of newly published works selected by the Academy of American Poets. Learn more about this and other titles at the academy's New Spring Books list.

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