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poetry, essays, ideas
"These poems both humanize their authors and keep them obscure to us." Meghan O'Rourke on Poems from Guantánamo • Slate
"If there is one lesson to be drawn from Shelley’s life and work, it is that you can’t trust a man who believes he is an angel." Adam Kirsch • The New Yorker
"Great poetic styles are great because of their plainness as well as their complexities." Peter McDonald on A Treatise of Civil Power by Geoffrey Hill • The Guardian
"What we tend to overlook is that people have to learn how to read poems." Paul Muldoon talks to Ed Holland • Financial Times
"One might argue against Simic that his poems are all the same. I don't care. I like that poem, and its endless variations." Jay Parini • Guardian Books Blog

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Dora Malech No Tell Motel

Louise Glück The New Yorker


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