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Two Fish—Elizabeth Bishop’s and My Mother’s

In my early twenties, when my ambition to become a writer was still nine parts yearning to one part writing, I came under the sway of John Updike’s great gift for describing things in painterly detail. For years, I believed … Continue reading

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Too Many Poets?

(From “An Interview with Rita Dove” in The Writer’s Chronicle, December 2011 issue. Rita Dove is a former Poet Laureate of the United States and the editor of The Penguin Anthology of 20th Century American Poetry, the first such book … Continue reading

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