Art Thou the Thing I Wanted Summary
Alice Fulton

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Art Thou the Thing I Wanted Summary

“Art Thou the Thing I Wanted,” by Alice Fulton, was first published in 1990 in her collection Powers of Congress (reprinted in 2001) and was also published in 2004 in her larger collection Cascade Experiment: Selected Poems. “Art Thou the Thing I Wanted” is a poem about longing, among many other things; one particular overtone focuses on how one accepts one's lot in life, and this acceptance in fact stands in opposition to longing. Each of...

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