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Poetry

A Band of Her Own

Anne Sexton’s lost tapes

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Running in the Muddy Twilight

By Pier Paolo Pasolini, from The Selected Poetry of Pier Paolo Pasolini, out this month from University of Chicago Press. Pasolini, a writer and filmmaker, died in 1975. Translated from…

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I Told You When I Came I Was a Stranger

Leonard Cohen’s first public musical performance

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Twenty Little Poems That Could Save America

Imagining a renewed role for poetry in the national discourse — and a new canon

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Three Poets: “The Halls of Aspartame”

Timothy Donnelly on writing challenging verse, the cultural faith bred by 30 Rock, and the poet’s need to reach for the eternities

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On the Shoulders of Giants

From a February 2, 1985, interview with Jorge Luis Borges, by Argentine poet and essayist Héctor Alvarez Castillo, included in Camino a Babel, self-published by Alvarez Castillo last year. Translated…

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