Tuesday I’ve been dilatory in acknowledging the death of W. S. Merwin two weeks ago, but I share today a poem he wrote that offers some good life advice. Although it’s writing advice he received from poet John Berryman when he was young, it extends beyond poetry. As I apply the poem to my own […]
- 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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