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the art of concise writing: samuel menashe

If you don’t have time for lengthy highbrow literature, you might take a quick look at the poet Samuel Menashe’s excessively concise and compressed work.  The poetry foundation has an archive of some of his poetry.

In the below WNYC clip Menashe (who turned 85 a few months ago) calls for even more compression, recites some of his work and talks about how he wrestles with each word:

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November 15, 2010 at 5:28 am

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