“There is nothing juicier than smoked dead animals and literary gossip,” writes Four-Legged Girl author Diane Seuss. This fall, the Graywolf Poetry Tour traveled to Chicago, St. Louis, and Portland, and Seuss tells us in her own words—definitely unlike anyone else’s—how it was.

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of the Week
November 23, 2015
John Burnside

Thanksgiving heralds the arrival of holiday season, and although these celebrations bring welcome warmth to cold days, they’re not without their challenges. Scottish poet John Burnside captures these winter ambivalences in “The Soul as Thought Experiment,” evoking the pleasure of both solitude and companionship. In the poem’s central image—standing on a cold, wet road and thinking you hear a loved one calling your name—the joys of being alone and being with others are contrasted, and by that contrast each is intensified, much as holiday celebrations are made brighter when set against the dark of early winter evenings. — Susannah Sharpless, administrative assistant

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