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Tuesday, March 01, 2011

Happy Birthday, Richard Wilbur - 90 Today

Richard Wilbur is one of USA's elder statesmen of poetry. Read this article from The Wall Street Journal online at http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704150604576166452338502880.html?mod=googlenews_wsj

"One of the jobs of poetry is to make the unbearable bearable, not by falsehood but by clear, precise confrontation," he has said. Mr. Wilbur has met that challenge by holding himself to the strict, outmoded view that what can't be described well maybe isn't worth writing down.

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