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NPR Introduces Poetry of Infancy July 23, 2012: NPR's in-house poetry critic David Orr has written a short piece noting the paucity of poetry about infancy and pregnancy. Without dwelling too much on why this might be, Orr defends "poetry of parenthood" as a genre: Yes, there are a few great poems about infancy — William Blake's "Infant Joy" and "Infant Sorrow," for instance. But [...] by

Code Coda April 25, 2011: The letter to the New York Times Book Review that Ange Mlinko mentions in her post caught my eye too, but for different reasons. “Give me code cracking any day” wrote the letter writer, Allen Benn, in response to David Kirby's review of David Orr's new book of criticism, Beautiful and Pointless. Benn then went on to say that, for example, [...] by

O, Poetry! O, Humanity! April 1, 2011: A funny thing happens every time Oprah Winfrey steps outside her perceived area of competency and into the realm of ostensibly high art: commentators line up to tell you that you don’t really need to pay attention. This happened back in 1996 when she began spending valuable television airtime on—of all things—a book club; it happened [...] by