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“Opera” Three Ways in Boston

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Letter from Sri Lanka

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Iris Origo

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The Durable Art of Elizabeth Bishop

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The Queen of the Internet; Ghazal; A Butterfly Without Wings; A Scene of Sorrow While Traveling

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One Cry

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The Going: Elizabeth Hardwick, Robert Lowell, and The Dolphin Letters

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In Flight from the Fugitives

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In the Season of Grief and Consolation


Lately Belated

Bevis’ Fun

Alternative Facts


Marbles with Nils; Never Know

Archimedes; Since time is a dense substance impossible to alter

Blackbeard’s Head

Death Eye

Winter Landscape, Probably 1811; Crows at Dusk

And: A Spring Forecast; The Yellow Moth; Remembering Sunflowers


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Blue Monotone

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Oatmeal Raisin Cookies and the Jewish Problem

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Blue; South; What Lyell Wrote about Geology; Surprising Facts about Bees

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The Hour

The Twin

“Knowing What You Know Now, Would You Choose to Be Born?”; A Meditation, After Rumi; Sacred Moments

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My Eye Found It; Leavetaking

Skyhaven; A Story; Butterfly


Divine Reticence; Grit; Animal Espionage; Cigarettes and Diapers

Last Rites

A Summer of Music Festivals

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Tootsie, Then and Now

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Wendell Berry and Yoknapatawpha

From Vienna to Leningrad

Kierkegaard’s Leap

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Memorable Correspondents: The Kenner/Davenport Letters

Mutatis Mutandis

Coleridge the Trailblazer

An Epic Amusement

Randall Jarrell and Adrienne Rich: A Found Guide to Mutual Appreciation

Reflections of a Dinosaur

A Season of Sculpture

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An Appreciation: W. S. Merwin, 1927–2019

Dear Sister; The Hooves

If the Older I Get the Less I Know

Poem beginning with a line from Paul Monette; Poem beginning with a line from Rilke; Rondeau