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In Her New Work, a Public Poet Balances the Personal and Political

“Wade in the Water,” by the poet laureate Tracy K. Smith, addresses national traumas while making room to explore more private moments.

Published: April 26, 2018 at 05:30AM… 69 more words

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A Poetry Collection That Squints Hard at the Culture, in Pain and in Joy

The poems in Kevin Young’s “Brown” evoke sports, music, history and politics to explore how communities and individuals intersect.

Published: April 26, 2018 at 05:30AM… 70 more words

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Dambisa Moyo: By the Book

The economist Dambisa Moyo, author most recently of “Edge of Chaos,” loves Agatha Christie’s “detestable, bombastic, tiresome, egocentric little creep” Hercule Poirot.

Published: April 26, 2018 at 05:30AM… 69 more words

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In Her New Work, a Public Poet Balances the Personal and Political by CHARLES SIMIC

In Her New Work, a Public Poet Balances the Personal and Political
By CHARLES SIMIC

“Wade in the Water,” by the poet laureate Tracy K. Smith, addresses national traumas while making room to explore more private moments. 7 more words

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A Poetry Collection That Squints Hard at the Culture, in Pain and in Joy by LUIS ALBERTO URREA

A Poetry Collection That Squints Hard at the Culture, in Pain and in Joy
By LUIS ALBERTO URREA

The poems in Kevin Young’s “Brown” evoke sports, music, history and politics to explore how communities and individuals intersect. 10 more words

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Dambisa Moyo: By the Book by Unknown Author

Dambisa Moyo: By the Book
By Unknown Author

The economist Dambisa Moyo, author most recently of “Edge of Chaos,” loves Agatha Christie’s “detestable, bombastic, tiresome, egocentric little creep” Hercule Poirot. 10 more words

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Two Gallons of Milk per Day

In 1930, actress Mary Astor contracted tuberculosis.  In her autobiography My Story, she recounts how it was treated:

The treatment was to be rest and sun; a glass of milk every half hour (eight quarts a day), mineral oil, complete bed rest, and sun on the roof. 22 more words

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