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of the Week
November 30, 2015
Christopher Gilbert

This poem's “Willie” is (as Christopher Gilbert explains in another poem) the name of the person he sees in the mirror—a person he feels ambivalently towards at best. As Gilbert wrestles with the social and poetic implications of this disconnect, the reader learns from him a sort of updated moral teaching, a regrettable inversion of the golden rule: sometimes it is easier to be kind to others than it is to be kind to yourself. — Susannah Sharpless, administrative assistant

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