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Mary Jo Bang Examines Grief's Poetic Form, the Elegy

Mary Jo Bang is professor of English and director of the Creative Writing Program at Washington University. Her fifth book, Elegy, which won the National Book Critics Circle Award, examines the pain and grief following the death of her son. 04:42

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