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Emily Popek

November 3, 2013

Living with an acute poetry infection

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Just as a vaccine triggers immunity by simulating infection, this infusion of poetry has helped inoculate me against bad writing and sloppy language. By controlled exposure to poetry, dosed out in stanzas, I have been infected, in the best possible way, with the charm and beauty of literature. And I wouldn’t have it any other way. 

Emily F. Popek is assistant editor at The Daily Star. She can be reached at 423-1000, ext. 217, or epopek@thedailystar.com. 

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