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If poetry is a country club, we’re in, right?

February 23, 2009

In this weekend’s NYT Book Review, David Orr takes up Greatness in poetry.  Great.

What’s even greater:

Orr’s invocation of the She’s All That “bookish plain Jane . . .goes to prom with the quarterback…her glasses are slowly removed …she’s revealed to have been, all along, totally hot!” to explain the persistence behind romantically pairing Elizabeth Bishop with “the less-talented but greater-looking” Robert Lowell.

How “high school date movie” cries Orr!  We’ll take two  extra-large diet Cokes, a family sized popcorn with extra butter, one package of peanut M&Ms and some gummy bears for the lady?  Thanks.

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