Monthly Archives: August 2011

are books an enemy of poetry readers?

we shouldn’t just accept that a reader who loves every poem in a book will still love the book. Continue reading

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how to “explain” a poem

On the Times opinion page yesterday, Ernie Lepore examined the difficulty of “explaining” poetry. While I think some of what he says is quite astute and interesting, I’m going to ignore most of it, noting only that I agree (and … Continue reading

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