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Jonathan Twingley for The Chronicle Review

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Jonathan Twingley for The Chronicle Review

Poetic Reflections in the Dark

Jonathan Twingley for The Chronicle Review

The power's still out. You have a supply of batteries and candles, but you're not sure you want to spend the whole evening pointing a flashlight at a book or reading by the light of a solitary flame. What might you do