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overcome

tales from the mfa

After a day of being back at work, I decided to stop off at Borders for a moment to look around the poetry section for the one “text”book I couldn’t order that must be hidden underneath a rock somewhere. I’m not giving up.

Have you ever been overcome with a voracious desire to want to read everything?

There on the Borders floor, I had such a sense of wishing I could, feeling like this was the bread that could feed me. I was overcome and pulled into poems by Czeslaw Milosz, Larry Levis, Anna Akhmatova, and Philip Levine. Almost unscathed, I left with just one new book tucked into my purse.

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