Tag Archives: COVID-19

Everything Is Going to Be All Right

A Derek Mahon poem read on Irish state television assures us that “Everything Is Going to Be All Right.”

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Not Poe’s Red Death but Still Dangerous

Poe’s “Masque of the Red Death” captures the belief that we can wall out epidemics and then dance the night away.

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