In 1967, Viking Press published The Complete Poems of Marianne Moore. Moore's only explanation for the dozens of published poems eliminated from her "complete" work consisted of the brief epigraph: "Omissions are not accidents."
We are the oldest people in line waiting to pet a baby sand shark. Hundreds of children pat the baby on the back, avoid extra splashing. But when it's our turn, I pause. The guide says just rub in one direction or you might get burned from the [...]