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Essays and Comment

The Barbarian Invasion of Poetry (Hurrah!)   And now, what’s going to happen to us without barbarians? They were, those people, a kind of solution. —C.P. Cavafy   This just in: the Empire of Poetry has fallen to the barbarians.

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Readers: Welcome to Plume Issue # 62—   September: and—           Beyond Grief and Grievance The poetry of 9/11 and its aftermath— Philip Metres   It was my second week as a newly-minted professor in the Midwest, September