August Kleinzahler: I dislike writing about my poetry, much as I dislike talking about sex.

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When you see a poem in The New Yorker, it’s there: (1) to break up the page; and (2) as a gesture, a sop to those who associate the idea of poetry with highbrow culture and class.


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