Nancy Miller

Why Reading Sharon Olds Makes You a Better Person

Yet, as literary theory in the intervening decades has shown, no individual can speak for the collective per se, bound as they are by the confines of their culture, gender, race, class, as well as the inherently constructed nature of that self that defines lyric poetry (which, as Maria Takolander has recently argued, is in turn bound by the technology that writes it).

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What is this on Wikipedia's web? The delicate feelers of a roach caught behind the screen? What exactly is it? A piece of a nun's habit, a headdress she forgot to put on? What? The wing of an insect torn …

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