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Founded in Paris by Harold L. Humes, Peter Matthiessen, and George Plimpton in 1953, The Paris Review began with a simple editorial mission: Dear reader, William Styron wrote in a letter in the inaugural issue, The Paris Review hopes to emphasize creative workfiction and poetrynot to the exclusion of criticism, but with the aim in mind of merely removing criticism from the dominating place it holds in most literary magazines and putting it pretty much where it belongs, i.e., somewhere near the back of the book. I think The Paris Review should welcome these people into its pages: the good writers and good poets, the non-drumbeaters and non-axe-grinders. So long as they're good.

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As much as there are perfectly crafted lines of poetry I think about often, there are perfect titles, too, that I find myself thinking about as much as the poems themselves. Recently, variations of the title You, Very Young in New York, the first in Hannah Sullivans Three Poems, have been at the front of my brainlooking at old photos from old summers, mak...

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