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January 8, 2016

Thanks to Alissa Simon, HMU Tutor, for today’s post.

In December, I attended a short seminar regarding poet John Berryman’s Dream Songs. At the end of a wonderful discussion, the host commented on Berryman’s ironic, masochistic need to find trouble in a world that readily presented trouble. His father committed suicide, and from then on, he tumbled in a world of addiction and alcoholism. And yet,

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