Daily Archives: September 17, 2020

Every Angel Is Terrifying: A Review of The Elegy Beta by Mischa Willet

The Elegy Beta by Mischa Willet Mockingbird Press, 98 pages, $12 paperback No one, apart from a few oddball formalists, wants to write light verse. James Tate maybe but he is dead.[1] Simon Armitage, sometimes, but the English are a different matter. On the whole American poetry is very serious business indeed—a business that is…

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