Month: April 2014

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Changing the Conversation

by Ryan Pratt

“A discussion of mysticism usually begins with the admission that adequate discussion is impossible,” said American scholar Holmes Welch, and it’s a quotation that struck me when a panel discussion entitled “What We Talk About When We Talk About Poetry” crossed my desk and made its way to Hamilton.

Like mysticism, which over centuries gathers footnotes and commentaries that distort the original size and meaning of a text,