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Dylan Thomas’s “Under Milk Wood”

There is certainly something to be said for Celtic lexical ingenuity. Where else but in the works of Joyce or Beckett or (even) O’Brien could one find page after riveting page of the day-to-day minutia, such as waiting, or buying … Continue reading

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Do Politics Ruin Poetry?

On Sunday, January 20, 2013, Richard Blanco, an openly gay Latino immigrant, delivered Barack Obama’s inauguration poem: “One Today.” It was called a “fine example of public poetry” by Entertainment Weekly, alongside the attributive adjectives “humble” and “modest.” (Although The … Continue reading

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