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poetry, essays, ideas
"This ingenious picture of ritual educational humiliation would be a great choice for the National Curriculum, if its constructors want students to come alive to poetry. Not a chance." Helen Vendler on Simon Armitage • The New Republic
"For the first time since the early 19th century, American poetry may be about to run out of greatness." David Orr • The New York Times
"Poetry is its own answer, its own end." Peter Porter talks to Sarah Crown • The Guardian
"In our dreams, Anna Freud said, we can have our eggs cooked exactly as we want them, but we can’t eat them." Adam Phillips • London Review of Books
"All there is is confusion, pretense, contradiction, and instinct." Michael Hofmann • Poetry

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W. S. DiPiero Threepenny Review

Arda Collins A Public Space

Susan Stewart The New Yorker

Nick Flynn Harvard Review


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The Page is edited by John McAuliffe, Vincenz Serrano and, since September 2013, Evan Jones at the Centre for New Writing at the University of Manchester. It was founded in October 2004 by Andrew Johnston, who edited it until October 2009.
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