Dante out loud

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Saying Dante Aloud

You can feel the muscles and veins rippling in widening and rising circles, like a bird in flight under your tongue.

––Prose poem of James Wright from: Moments of the Italian summer (Dryad Press, 1976)

James Arlington Wright (December 13, 1927 – March 25, 1980) was a Pulitzer Prize-winning American poet, father of poet Franz Wright born 1953 Vienna, Austria, who also won a Pulitzer Prize for Poetry.