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OBJECTS OF KINDLY MAGIC

I’m in love with Jack Spicer’s letters to James Alexander, introduced and read beautifully here by Victoria Brockmeier on her amateur bomb museum podcast.

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SOON YOU WILL REST AS WELL

In 1780, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe carved this poem into the wall of a wooden hut in the Thuringian Forest.

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149 years later, Federico GarcĂ­a Lorca wrote a letter to his family on a strip of birch bark from Vermont.

Poems don’t have to live on the page.