After the Dash: Last Words of the Politically and Historically Infamous

The thing that is so fascinating about a person’s final words is, of course, that the person rarely knows those  utterances will be his or her last. One of my favorite poems is W.S. Merwin‘s “For the Anniversary of My Death”: Every year without knowing it I have passed the day When the last fires…

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Seven Poetic Presidents

It’s voting time! In the spirit of the culmination of the presidential election tomorrow, below is a list that highlights historic presidents’ more poetic attributes. Ever wondered whose poetry Thomas Jefferson cozied up with? Or which past president favored the eccentric Welsh poet Dylan Thomas? Read on to find out… George Washington and Phillis Wheatley…

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