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Weinberger, Eliot and Lydia Davis

Part of our revived “Poetry Pamphlet” series, Two American Scenes features two masters of the essay discussing “found material.”

Part of our revived “Poetry Pamphlet” series, Two American Scenes features two masters of the essay discussing “found material.”

Excerpts:

It was given to me, in the nineteenth century,
to spend a lifetime on this earth. Along with a few of the sorrows
that are appointed unto men, I have had innumerable enjoyments;
and the world has been to me, even from childhood,a great museum.

― Lydia Davis

Bad rapids. Bradley is knocked over the side; his foot catches
under the seat and he is dragged, head under water. Camped on
a sand beach, the wind blows a hurricane. Sand piles over us like
a snow-drift.

― Eliot Weinberger