Friday, April 29, 2016

Insurance Man - The New Yorker

http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2016/05/02/the-thrilling-mind-of-wallace-stevens?mbid=social_twitter

Mariani, an accomplished New England poet himself, with an unstressed Catholic bent, has written well-received biographies of William Carlos Williams, Hart Crane, Robert Lowell, John Berryman, and Gerard Manley Hopkins. He has a prehensile feel for the roots and branches of literary modernism, exemplary taste in what he chooses to quote, and a real gift for exegesis, unpacking poems in language that is nearly as eloquent as the poet's, and as clear as faithfulness allows.

---Steve

Teen birthrate hits all-time low, led by 50 percent decline among Hispanics and blacks - The Washington Post

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/to-your-health/wp/2016/04/28/teen-birth-rate-hits-all-time-low-led-by-50-percent-decline-among-hispanics-and-blacks/?hpid=hp_hp-top-table-main_teen-births-115pm%3Ahomepage%2Fstory


---Steve