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How Should One Read a Book?

Read as if one were writing it
Virginia Woolf
A painting of a woman reading at a table.

Mock Orange

Louise Glück

Vespers

Louise Glück

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Geisblatt

Brigit Pegeen Kelly
April 1, 2009

Loons

Henri Cole
October 1, 2006

The Tunnel

C. Dale Young
April 1, 2005

A Faun's Afternoon

Stéphane Mallarmé
and
Richard Howard
July 1, 2004

Dogs

Elisabeth Frost
January 1, 2004

A Last Hayride

James Tate
January 1, 2002
Graphic with pudding. Illustration by Laura Padilla Castellanos

Cantilever

John Ashbery
October 1, 1995
Graphic with dishwasher and birdhouses. Illustration by Laura Padilla Castellanos

I, Too

John Ashbery
October 1, 1995