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Poetry Friday: “Orient” by Billy Collins

Within the curiosity shop that is the January/February issue of The Atlantic (anesthesia, online dating, bad-boy bankers, the Cuban Missile Crisis, whiskey micro-distillers) is a single poem — “Orient” by Billy Collins, one of America’s marquee poets. Many images came to mind as I read and reread this lovely and spare piece. The first lines […]