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We have plans. Help us “Make it New.”

Ezra Pound’s famous charge, to “Make it New,” changed literary history. “Pound’s aspirations for literature were grand. He believed that bad writing destroyed civilizations and that good writing could save them … he thought that literature could enhance the appreciation … Continue reading

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“No other word will do. For that’s what it was. Gravy.”

The line is from “Gravy,” a poem by Raymond Carver that still hangs over the desk Tom had to finally abandon on April 18, 2003, at age 50—at the same age Carver had to abandon his. Much too young for … Continue reading

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