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Parashat B'reishit (October 14, 2017)
by Bettijane Eisenpreis

THE ASSIGNMENT WAS “Give an adequate description of Chaos.” The professor was Richard Wilbur, who later became the second poet laureate of the United States. Mr. Wilbur, a visiting professor at Wellesley, taught a seminar in poetry writing that met very early in the morning during a very cold New England winter. You had to be motivated to take that class.

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