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Editorial: Another Letter to the First Librarian

Dear Mrs. Bush: This is the second time we’ve corresponded via this page; my last letter (see “The Truth’s Superb Surprise,” March/April 2003) concerned our mutual love of poetry, and I hope you’ll be pleased to hear that our next issue is a special one devoted to that genre, with contributions from some of our […]

Editorial: The Truth’s Superb Surprise

It’s hard to figure just who is more naive: Laura Bush or America’s poets. For her part, Mrs. Bush had invited several prominent American poets to the White House to participate in a symposium celebrating the work of Langston Hughes, Emily Dickinson, and Walt Whitman. But hearing that the symposium was going to be hijacked […]