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Robert Lowell’s revealing letters
On the life and rime of Karl Shapiro
After a century, Whitman’s selected chat
Poetry isn’t what it used to be, but then it never was
Wallace Stevens as seen by his colleagues and friends
The more you learn about Robert Lowell’s life, the less you want to read his poems
The bard of Newark’s department stores
A bent for ambrosia
A middle-aged lawyer goes to his first poetry reading
Chances that a deep breath inhaled today will contain a molecule from Julius Caesar’s dying breath:
Innumeracy: Mathematical Illiteracy and Its Consequences, by John Allen Paulos, Hill and Wang (N.Y.C.)
The earth once had three moons; the two lost moons may have crashed into the surviving moon, or been sucked into the sun, or flung out of the solar system to drift through deep space.
In Florida, an 87-year-old World War II veteran flying touch-and-go drills in a Cessna collided with an airborne skydiver. “There was a ‘woof’ sound,” said a witness, “like falling on your face into your pillow.”
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“American politics has often been an arena for angry minds.”