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"Everyone forgets that Icarus also flew." So begins Jack Gilbert's lyrical "Failing and Flying." The poem is the first in a new multimedia series, Press-Play Poetry, which celebrates the power of the voice to bring lines on a page to life.
The most anticipated collections of the year revisit the past and take us to the frontiers of language, borrowing from Twitter memes and overheard conversation, from the classics and bad movies.
One of the last surviving members of the Beat generation, Jack Gilbert still writes with a freshness that astonishes. He's fascinated by mythology, but what moves him most in The Dance Most of All are the mythic moments we experience day to day.
When poet Jack Gilbert was young, he used to make lists of everything he wanted from his life. He is now past 80 years old, and has fulfilled many of the goals he set for himself, but he isn't letting go of life.