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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.
Poetry

Mock Orange

Louise Glück

Poetry

Vespers

Louise Glück

Poetry

The Burning Heart

Louise Glück
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To a Friend in Time of Trouble

Thom Gunn
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The Hug

Thom Gunn

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Fiction

Mark Strand
July 1, 1989
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Shéhérazade

Wayne Koestenbaum
December 1, 1987
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A Christmas Card of Halley's Comet

Howard Nemerov
December 1, 1986
Derrick Tyson / Creative Commons
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Saint Stephen's Day with the Griffins

Henri Cole
December 1, 1986
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Dream Overture

John Ashbery
July 1, 1985
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The Hug

Thom Gunn
July 1, 1985
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To a Friend in Time of Trouble

Thom Gunn
July 1, 1985
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This Notebook

James Schuyler
October 1, 1984
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Mallarmé and Bataille

Richard Howard
October 1, 1982
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Messages

Mary Oliver
April 1, 1978