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Letter from Poetry Magazine

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor,

I was delighted to see Poetry devote so much space not only to Heather McHugh’s essay on Vesalius, but also to several generously sized reproductions of the anatomist’s work [“The Fabric: A Poet’s Vesalius,” December 2007]. But after I started reading McHugh’s riff, my initial enthusiasm began peeling away like the guts and muscles from one of those Renaissance cadavers.

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This poem originally appeared in the February 2008 issue of Poetry magazine

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