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POETS' "JEOPARDY" Special Edition: Poetry and the Dance Question: What do the careers of Thomas Hardy, Emily Dickinson, Louis MacNeice, Marianne Moore, Amiri Baraka (né LeRoi Jones), James Merrill, Kenneth Koch, and Frank O’Hara have in common, apart from the fact that they all wrote poetry in English? Answer: All of them wrote at least one poem about the ballet, not as a metaphor but as a self-contained art. Many of their ballet poems, in fact, are about particular ballets or named dancers. Question: What do Edwin Denby, Jack Anderson, and Jay Rogoff have in common? Answer: All of them... Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2014 at The Best American Poetry
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