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“They have washed their hands for you. / And they take the bus home.” —Jericho Brown
“And it will hurt, but we won’t be the ones doing all of the feeling, finally.” -Harmony Holiday
What a country.
I sometimes forget that it’s all the same thing.
Or, the newsletter in which I conclude that time is a flat circle.
“Oh, all the one-way tickets! / I haven’t found anything / more sorrowful than you / in the pockets of the world.”
This week critics have looked to Huysmans, Camus and Jean-Philippe Toussaint for COVID-era inspiration.
Am I ghoul for buying all these plague books?
“Infamously … Goethe dismissed the younger writer as diseased.”