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Final Sonnet

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The Education of a Poet

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Poetry for a Pandemic Spring

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The Edge of the Mountain

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Seven P.M.

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Three Poems by Two Russian Poets

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I Know a Fountain

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From the Mūlamadhyamakakārikā

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Suggestions for a Better Ending

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The Burden

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The Dead Woman of Sélestat

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Roth Biographed

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Have Faith and Have No Fear

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Translator’s note: On Maja Haderlap’s distant transit

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From distant transit

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Translator’s note: On Kisaeng Poems

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At the Galleries

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Translators’ note: On Gavrila Derzhavin and Alexander Pushkin

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Rounds of the Prado: The Place of Painting

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A Momentary Communion

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Homage to Tom Stoppard

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Translator’s note: On The Mūlamadhyamakakārikā

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Translator’s note: On Karl-Markus Gauß

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American Stories

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Social Justice Groupthink

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The Promise

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Kisaeng poems

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Sigrand and Sip’tit

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From Eliot Among the Women

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The Fractured Genius of John Berryman

Peacocks on the Streets

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Dig Deep, Dig Hard

Journey to Narva; In the Silence of Cities

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Screen and Dream

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“What’s Opera, Dad?”

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Breakfast at the Buena Vista Hotel; The Complaint; On Bicycles

A. N. Wilson on Dickens

On the Anonymous Lover/ L’Amant Anonyme

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Rereading Faulkner

In My Front Yard, Registering People to Vote; The Doctor’s One Story

New Music for a New Normal

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The Plague, from Book Three of the Georgics

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Letter from Pamplin

Is It Theater? New Plays in the Current Moment

The Punch Line

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The Great Darkness; The Neanderthal in Me; Nearing Eighty, in the Classroom

First Portrait; Meadow Poem

Snow

Dedication to the Life of Frederick II; Juditta Sings a Madrigal

Like Sheep: On Translating a Literary Plague in a Time of Pandemic

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