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A Society of Dead Poets: Insult to the Brain Nicola Vulpe

From religious texts to fiction to true crime, death, dying, and the possibilities of what comes after have been written about throughout history. And though fascination with death is not unique to writers, they are perhaps uniquely qualified to address it, at least in an entertaining and thoughtful way. Nicola Vulpe does just that in his new collection of poems, Insult to the Brain. Described on the front cover as an “altogether unreliable account” of Vulpe’s “conversations with poets, mostly about dying, but also about other matters great and small,” this collection is a unique ode to poets, their lives, and poetry itself.