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The Case For Being Concise: Short Poems That Speak Volumes

NPR | March 1, 2013 12:03 p.m. | Updated: March 1, 2013 3:51 p.m.

Is it possible to get a message across in under ten words? Some of the best poets have done it in just three. In a piece for The New Yorker’s Page-Turner blog, poet and novelist Brad Leithauser makes the case for brevity. He explains why short poems can make such big impressions.


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