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Robert Pinsky Considers Plainness in Light of Anne Bradstreet August 22, 2012: Robert Pinsky looks at the first published female American poet Anne Bradstreet for his most recent Slate column. Initially, Pinsky writes about simplicity: "Sometimes, the most plain surfaces demand mastering the most extreme nuances. In a building or a garment, sometimes ornament and elaboration can conceal imperfect seams. Simplicity can [...] by

Couplets for Mistress Bradstreet?! April 17, 2012: [caption id="attachment_43466" align="aligncenter" width="150" caption="Popular 19th century depiction of Anne Bradstreet"][/caption] "Heroic couplets?," my husband Glen asked in astonishment. "Why are you writing in heroic couplets?"  Well, I answered him, half-wondering, again, the same thing myself, "It's a long story. . ." Glen knows [...] by