Using plain facts and numbers could make the reader bored.
On May 25th, Poetry Daily featured ’s “Parthenon Marbles” from .
And consider this advice also from the 187th newsletter, concerning the variations in the wording on the cross -- which professional commentators view either as point-of-view reportage or else as redactional:
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And I say further: Check the places in the newsletter where someone writes in to point out a typo. McKinsey in reply will almost always make some extended explanation about lacking time, not being surprised with all the work he has to do, etc. Such behavior should be a signal to us that there is no way whereby any other person can prove McKinsey wrong, in his own mind.
Some additional notes from Tekton Research Assistant "Punkish" --
The episodic structure, the pacing and the alternation of first- and third-person voice may give Marilyn Abildskov’s essay a fictional tinge, but the closely woven exploration of the Mormon ethos—the rules and expectations—and the particulars of the narrator’s coming of age, confirm its status as a memoiristic essay, one that fills us with the tension of competing claims and conflicting impulses.
On Josephus in the Biblical Errancy newsletter:
Berry sifts the moment—its tropes and memes and figures of popular reference—and extracts from it a kind of annotated paranoia. We may think of the prose of DeLillo or Pynchon, or the lyrics of David Byrne, but the poetic syncopations are his very own: “A glock / in the glove box and / a console in the hand, / as, through the goggles / of our night vision, / we save the world with/our opposable thumbs.”
Note carefully the direction of McKinsey's reply:
Tandon practices the aesthetics of the afterthought—placing the solitary “I” (though “eye” seems just as apt here) in a moment, finding the exact point at which a recognition or delayed perception enacts a shift and the seeming ordinary suddenly feels numinous.