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Sunday, June 28, 2015

On James Wright’s “Lying in a Hammock...”

The narrator of “Yancey,” Ann Beattie’s story, is an aging poet; she tells of her encounter with an IRS agent who shows up to audit her. Toward the end, she recites a poem to him—James Wright’s famous “Lying in a Hammock at William Duffy’s Farm in Pine Island, Minnesota”

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