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on New Poetry by Ross Gay, Donna Stonecipher, and Lee Upton

Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude by Ross Gay (University of Pittsburgh Press)
Model City by Donna Stonecipher (Shearsman Books)
Bottles The Bottles The Bottles The Bottles by Lee Upton (Cleveland State University Poetry Center)

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on How To Watch A Movie by David Thomson (Knopf)

David Thomson’s How to Watch a Movie is actually concerned with how to watch a movie again. “The ultimate subject of this book is watching or paying attention,” he notes at the outset.

on Groucho Marx: The Comedy of Existence by Lee Siegel (Yale University Press)

Groucho Marx told the following anecdote during an appearance on “The Dick Cavett Show” in 1969: “A priest stopped me in Montreal some years ago. He asked, ‘Aren’t you Groucho Marx?

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