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    By Samantha Harvey  December 5, 2023

    Between Conversion and Repentance: Christian Wiman on the Uses of Fiction

    “Once I wanted poetry to save me. From what? For what is the better question.”

    By Christian Wiman  December 5, 2023

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    By Olivia Rutigliano  December 5, 2023

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    Jane Ciabattari Talks to the Author of Welcome Home, Stranger

    By Jane Ciabattari  December 5, 2023

    “The Frisson of Pure Evil.” An Oral History of the Release of the Velvet Underground’s First Album

    “There were just so many layers and so many colors. Even if all the colors were dark.”

    By Dylan Jones  December 5, 2023