[Msa-discuss] It beats "Copacabana".

Michael Tratner mtratner at brynmawr.edu
Wed Dec 11 10:43:16 EST 2019

Could this be the line you are looking for? “There are things that are important beyond all this fiddle. “ It is in Marianne Moore’s poem called “Poetry.” —Michael Tratner

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This has been running through my head and driving me nuts for 2 days: What modernist poem (I think) goes something like [sic] 'But there are [some brief noun/attestation regarding the urgency of beauty and /or aesthetic import]' (and here's the quote):  "beyond all this [2-syllable noun]"? I'm even asking Twitter. I need help. Apologies if I've massacred the question. Happy to re-state. It's on me given the national news. (I have an ironic/sinking feeling that it could be Uncle Ezra.) JB

Jessica Burstein
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