Poet Sarah Manguso discusses the philosophy behind 300 Arguments.

Sarah Manguso on Making 300 Arguments

Sarah Manguso on Making 300 Arguments

A daily news and culture podcast with Mike Pesca.
May 3 2017 6:12 PM

Sarah Manguso’s Words to Live By

The author and poet writes aphorisms for modern times in her new book 300 Arguments.

Author Sarah Manguso

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Listen to Episode 735 of Slate’s The Gist:


Only a fire can prove what survives a fire. Well, no, says Sarah Manguso. It only proves what would survive that fire. Manguso, an essayist and poet, offers modern wisdom and witticisms in her new book 300 Arguments.

Plus, Donald Trump gets the Ken Burns treatment.

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