“Rote lessons before the air raid drill”

August 14, 2013 | 1 book mentioned

At The Atlantic, Caleb Crain (of Necessary Errors and n+1 fame) writes about the galvanizing effects of memorizing his favorite poem. (If you’re wondering, the poem in question is W.H. Auden’s “In Praise of Limestone.”)

is a staff writer for The Millions. He lives in New York.

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