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a life in poems

With this passage from Between the World and Me, Ta-Nehisi Coates describes my own secret garden: "Poetry aims for an economy of truth."

My favorite passages --whether from essays or arguments or proofs or novels-- all read like poetry, in this sense. They reveal truth, and they do it precisely, and they do it beautifully.

It's the mark for which I'm always aiming.

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