Finding the Words

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The poet Edward Hirsch discusses writing an elegy for his son: http://nyr.kr/1xAjgSO

“A person who’s only suffering can’t write a poem. There are choices to be made, and you need to be objective. I’m working, I’m making decisions, but it’s so red hot, thinking about his life and what he might regard as appropriate for someone else to know.”

Collage by Patrick Bremer

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