Posts Tagged: Jack Gilbert

Reading Mixtape feature

Anna March’s Reading Mixtape #16: For My Friend Craig, on a Boozy Midnight

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You know how you can like a book just fine, but if you love a book, you’ll tell a friend about it? I told my friend Craig about all of these books. Craig has a facile brain and big heart and a sometimes crusty manner—which makes me like him extra.

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Reginald Dwayne Betts

The Rumpus Poetry Book Club Chat with Reginald Dwayne Betts

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The Rumpus Poetry Book Club chats with Reginald Dwayne Betts about his new book Bastards of the Reagan Era. ...more

The Unhappy Marriage Rule

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For the New York Times‘s Bookends column, authors Charles McGrath and Leslie Jamison share their thoughts about what they perceive to be the best portrayals of marriage in literature. While McGrath argues that the more interesting literary marriages tend to be unhappy and failing, Jamison explores relationships within Jack Gilbert’s poems, which characterize love “as a state of seeking, rather than having.”

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