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[Manuscript Poem] “Hunger”

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Mary Webb. “Hunger.” Manuscript poem, one leaf, 4″ x 7½″, on off-white laid ruled paper, eight lines in two stanzas, black ink. Torn and trimmed from a larger sheet, with two small margin tears, and with small ink marks at the top (possibly from the last line of another poem, left when the sheet was torn off). Mary’s grief for her late father gives emotional immediacy to this poem.