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Sonnet IV; I shall forget you presently, my dear, by Millay

Season 3 Episode 8 | 25m 41s

In 1920s Greenwich Village, Edna St. Vincent Millay wrote sonnets that toppled clichés of love and romance. To probe this unsentimental break-up poetry, host Elisa New speaks with musician Natalia Zukerman, poet Olivia Gatwood, New York Times advice columnist Philip Galanes, writer Leslie Jamison, scholar of Greenwich Village Jeffery Kennedy, and a chorus of National Student Poets.

Aired: 03/10/22 | Expires: 04/08/22
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