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National Poetry Month 2015: Day 14, Seamus Heaney

“Casualty” By Seamus Heaney (on his birthday! RIP) I He would drink by himself And raise a weathered thumb Towards the high shelf, Calling another rum And blackcurrant, without Having to raise his voice, Or order a quick stout By … Continue reading

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Poem a Day 2014: From Yeats to Auden, Eliot, Brodsky, Walcott, and Heaney (#5)

Stephen Metcalf, Slate critic-at-large, endorsed this article from the LA Review of Books: “Mourning Tongues: How Auden was Modified Through the Guts of the Living,” by Nina Martyris (endorsement here, minute 39:06). While the article is a fascinating look at … Continue reading

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