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This Lower World April 19, 2013: [caption id="attachment_65443" align="alignright" width="500"] Book XII of William Blake’s 1808 Paradise Lost.[/caption] This week I’ve been thinking about the moment in Book XI of Paradise Lost when Milton’s Eve laments to Adam, when the angel Michael has arrived to dispossess them of Paradise: How shall I part and wither wander [...] by

Bothered by Beauty April 1, 2013: One of the poems I like to return to is John Ashbery’s “And Ut Pictura Poesis Is Her Name” from Houseboat Days (one of my favorite book titles). He begins: You can’t say it that way any more. Bothered about beauty you have to Come out into the open, into a clearing, And rest. Often bothered by beauty, I was recently rereading [...] by

Dénouement de Raquel January 16, 2010: [audio:http://www.poetryfoundation.org/harriet/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/DenoumentdeRacquelFINAL.mp3] by

Raquel, and Noah’s Bagels January 11, 2010: [audio:http://www.poetryfoundation.org/harriet/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/Sotere-4-pt-1.mp3] by