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Suite for A. W. N. Pugin

Suite for A. W. N. Pugin

By G. C. Waldrep

PUGINI was reading a biography of Pugin. Architecturewas how Pugin avoided God.This much is evident. When he slipped out at nightto drift down to the water he was a smoke.He did not look up at the moon. We can be surethat any bargain he made was intentionalespecially those he bound in straps made of snow. PUGINI was reading a biography of Pugin. Exileis something like a hearse is something, tungstenor zinc. You are born through it. Some fewemerge from that labor wearing somethingtheir lovers, l…

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The Art of Poetry No. 103

The Art of Poetry No. 103

By Carl Phillips

Phillips in Provincetown, Massachusetts, in 2018. Photo courtesy of Reston Allen. Since the publication of his first book, In the Blood (1992), Carl Phillips has generated a body of poetry that is singular for its demanding intimacy, its descriptions of the dissonant energies within a self, and its beauty. Phillips has now published thirteen books of poems, which have situated him among the most influential of contemporary American poets. Phillips’s poems wrestle with themes that seem especiall…

Interviews

From the Archive, Issue 228

Interviews

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Diary of a Country Mouse

Diary of a Country Mouse

By Jesse Ball

<变量1>Thursday, 10 December. Giles shows us the sample mice and I am, as if for the first time, overcome with joy. Perhaps when I was a child I had feelings like this—but not in many years. I look, for instance, at a small gray mouse, smaller than the others, and it is as if I am seeing (anything) for the first time. He moves among his neighbors so swiftly and yet without error—as if on a track, as if held up by threads from above that prompt him. For reasons I cannot yet fathom, the edge of t…

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