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  If Not, Winter  
Ann Carson/ Sappho  













 

Ernest Hilbert, Bold Type's Poetry Editor writes "A Sapphic fragment such as 'you burn me' (fragment 38 in this edition), if read as a poem, supports energy unsustainable in a longer work. The question thus arises: should these be read as poems? With academic concerns in abeyance, the answer is yes. It is not merely permissible but should probably be encouraged, given the immeasurable impact these fragments have had on twentieth century poetry in English."

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