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Saturday, June 27, 2015

I Have Wasted My Life or You Must Be Suffering From Poetry


 “I have wasted my life.” Over at the Paris Review, Dan Piepenbring takes a look at James Wright‘s “Lying in a Hammock at William Duffy’s Farm in Pine Island, Minnesota” and the many interpretations readers have brought to its famous last line. Among those readers is David Mitchell, who wrote about the same poem in an essay for The Atlantic‘s By Heart series earlier this year.


At The Toast, a linguist points out some of the ways in which we write out sarcasm on the Internet.

 Poets grow old like everyone else, and often their ideas about poetry grow old too...You Must Be Suffering from Poetry

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The poet doesn't invent. He listens. ~Jean Cocteau