I don’t know why my tenth grade teacher placed two books on my desk in 1962. She said nothing before or after. I felt an obligation to read them. One was Johnson’s “The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson,” and the other Rachel Carson’s just published “Silent Spring.” How could she have drilled into my naïve heart and intuited that I would read them, and that they would narrow my attention for the next fifty years.
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