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What is the role of poetry in the world that was forged this past Tuesday? What is the function of art in a country that has turned against, cannibal-like, its other half? On November 8, as I cooked my way through the day—having voting, waiting for the votes to come in—I listened to a full recording of Walt Whitman’s “Song of Myself,” and a special episode of Nate DiMeo’s Memory Palace; I stumbled upon it without...
*The McKoy Sisters (1851-1912), were conjoined twins. They met autistic pianist Blind Tom (1849-1908) in 1877. Read more great poetry from Brooklyn Magazine print edition here.