The American poet Marianne Moore was drawn to Muhammad Ali, who died Friday. Moore wrote liner notes for an album of Ali’s spoken poetry in 1963. Her poem “The Octopus” shows why would have drawn her to the boxer.
- Literature is as vital to our lives as food and shelter. Stories and poems help us work through the challenges we face, from everyday irritations to loneliness, heartache, and death. Literature is meant to mix it up with life. This website explores how it does so.
Please feel free to e-mail me [rrbates (at) smcm (dot) edu]. I would be honored to hear your thoughts and questions about literature.
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