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A Savage Scrutiny

The task of the poet, in Edward Hirsch’s view, is a rather gloomy one. He or she is fated to hang out nocturnally in a maculate diner in a broken part of a big city, huddled among other denizens of the world of 3:00 a.m.—the sleepless and the loveless—swallowing cup after cup of bad coffee […]

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