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Poetry Sunday: Poems by Sandra M. Gilbert

By Rebecca Foust
Readers who enjoy the idea of mixing poetry and math will love this book. And those who don’t will appreciate it anyway for the way its poems engage—no, positively grapple—with what some call a patriarchal form, and in so doing manage to express the depth and complexity of human yearning, love, and loss.
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Poetry Sunday: “Here, Too,” by Jennifer Nelson

By Rebecca Foust
“Empire” is such a loaded word today that it is hard not to read it with suspicion and irony in any context, but it strikes me that isolationists and fans of strong government could read “Here, Too”as an anthem to empire and its ability to bulwark against disintegrating change.
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