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The Critic Natkira

Poetry Eliot Weinberger

According to the sixteenth century Indian poet Dhurjati, there was a king of Madurai who offered a thousand gold coins to anyone who could compose a poem that would be praised by the critics in his court.

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No. 07

No. 07


​Eliot Weinberger is the author of What Happened Here: Bush Chronicles and An Elemental Thing, both published by New Directions.


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