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The Life and Death of Rachel Wetzsteon

The Life and Death of Rachel Wetzsteon

It has been a little more than five years since poet Rachel Wetzsteon committed suicide at the age of 42 following the end of a three-year romance.
How to Hypnotize Women

How to Hypnotize Women

“What’s he got that I haven’t got?” the headline blared above the picture, and below, the lothario’s secret: “The Power to Hypnotize Women!”
Put Down That Poem Before You Kill Yourself

Put Down That Poem Before You Kill Yourself

Boston may no longer be the Hub of the Universe, but its Standard Metropolitan Statistical Area remains the undisputed capital of America in at least one respect—home of suicidal poetesses.
We Must Love One Another or Die: A Brief History

We Must Love One Another or Die: A Brief History

There has probably never been a greater disjuncture between a poet and seven words he’d written. What was it that so disturbed Auden about the line after it had flowed from his pen to paper?

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