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The violence enters together with the beauty.

Over at Electric Literature, Claire Schwartz writes about the power of recitation from memory, and about entering the poetry of Ai through memorization and rhythm and never leaving, despite the discomfort, the burning.


Kyle Williams is a student at Brooklyn College, studying creative writing and literature. You can find more from him on Tumblr at kaywhyelleee.tumblr.com, but don't feel like you have to. More from this author →