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My Shard-Studded Clubfeet Blaze Me Astray: Marc Di Saverio’s Sanatorium Songs

It’s worth recalling that a poet’s biography is mostly irrelevant to his or her poetry. The success of Life Studies, for example, does not hinge on the auto-biographical bric-a-brac of Lowell’s personal experience, nor how accurately (or not) the poet manages to describe, say, the psychology of a mentally ill patient; the poems, when successful, […]