Ann Kjellberg, a former contributing editor at The New York ­Review, is editor of the literary magazine Little Star and literary executor of the estate of Joseph Brodsky.

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Muse

by Jonathan Galassi
Jonathan Galassi’s new novel, Muse, is built around a charming, if unlikely, premise: that an important American poet could become as famous as a pop star or a screen siren or an athlete. His heroine, Ida Perkins, created a sensation at age eighteen as a Bryn Mawr undergraduate with her …

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