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Review Essay: Ben Lerner's 'The Hatred Of Poetry' And Our Reaching For The Divine

So what is the problem with poetry? Lerner argues that poetry is "hated" because it can never achieve that which it aspires to: namely, to "get beyond the human, the finite, the historical, and to reach the transcendent or divine," as Lerner said in an interview with The Believer magazine.

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