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poetry, essays, ideas
"The conversion of grief into art may be balanced, if not redeemed, by the transformation of art into grieving." David Orr on Mary Jo Bang • The New York Times
"The nuances of feeling and observation in a poem may well call for certain liberties." Hart Crane's letters, by Colm Tóibín • The New York Review of Books
"When ballads, like horror movie monsters, return from the cultural grave, we know something uncanny is afoot." Ange Mlinko on Helen Adam • The Nation
"What other consolation could there be for an exile, except to seek wisdom in what life has thrown his way?" Charles Simic on Cavafy • London Review of Books
"There have always been trends in literary criticism, but the major trend now is trendiness itself." William Deresiewicz • The Nation

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