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A Poet Whose Calling Is Doubt Celebrates Language’s Uncertainty

A Poet Whose Calling Is Doubt Celebrates Language’s Uncertainty

A Poet Whose Calling Is Doubt Celebrates Language’s Uncertainty A Poet Whose Calling Is Doubt Celebrates Language’s Uncertainty McHugh knows that eccentricity can make for great storytelling — better even if it’s infused with irony. Take, for example, “Stick,” a poem about Jean-Baptiste Lully, the 17th-century inventor of the conductor’s baton. Lully stabbed himself in the toe with his own …

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