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Rhyme and Reason

Katha Pollitt & Adam Gopnik

‘I write for people who like poetry. The people who don’t like poetry are on their own.’

Katha Pollitt

Katha Pollitt is a poet, essayist, and columnist for the Nation. She has won many prizes and awards for her work, including the National Book Critics Circle Award for her first collection of poems, Antarctic Traveller; two National Magazine Awards for essays and criticism; and fellowships from the Guggenheim and Whiting foundations. She is also the author of Learning to Drive: And Other Life Stories and Virginity or Death!: And Other Social and Political Issues of Our Time. Her second collection of poetry, The Mind-Body Problem, is published by Random House in June. She lives in New York City.

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Adam Gopnik

Adam Gopnik is a staff writer at The New Yorker, where he has written occasionally about poetry, and the author, most recently, of Angels And Ages: A Short Book About Darwin, Lincoln and Modern Life.

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