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Vijay Seshadri & Kaveh Akbar Apprehend Senses of Scale at Divedapper

Kaveh Akbar continues his winning interview-streak in this conversation with Vijay Seshadri at Divedapper. They talk about Hinduism (“the term is the equivalent of a word like ‘Hellenism'”), dynamic shifts in scale within a poem, defamiliarization leading to a deeper intimacy with reality, current literary discourse, and more. Some: [Kaveh Akbar:] …I think that a […]
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