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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Was Pablo Neruda Murdered?

 “I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where. I love you simply, without problems or pride: I love you in this way because I do not know any other way of loving but this, in which there is no I or you, so intimate that your hand upon my chest is my…

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