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Poetry and Humor, for Megan Brian April 18, 2014: [caption id="attachment_85320" align="alignright" width="500"] Artist Rex Ray’s iconic paintings of clowns at Gallery 16 in San Francisco[/caption] Only one thing is as dreadful as a poetry reading meant to awe that falls flat, except for one thing, he who tries to write a funny little essay.  Instead I write today on two topics that have [...] by

“Exile’s Letter” is stuck in Edmund White’s head February 6, 2012: We've written about the Paris Review's "The Poem Stuck in My Head" series before (here and here). But that's because we like it so much. In the latest installment, Edmund White reflects on "Exile's Letter," a poem by Li Po, translated by Ezra Pound: Ezra Pound’s beautiful translation of a poem by Li Po, from Pound’s great early book Cathay, [...] by