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February 20, 2012

Life imitates art: Scientific American and John Koethe


Above, the cover of the February 2012 issue of Scientific American, which asks "Could foamlike fluctuations rule spacetime at the tiniest scales?"

Below, John Koethe's wonderful poem "Strangeness," published in the May 8, 2000 issue of The New Yorker.

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Koethe told an interviewer, "Oddly enough, it's the only poem I've ever published in The New Yorker. Alice Quinn professes to love my work, yet each time she sends it back, saying, 'Oh this is great but not for The New Yorker. Remember: Wallace Stevens was never published in The New Yorker.'" 

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