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LISTEN: Kansas City Poet Michelle Boisseau Reads Her ‘Best American’ Poem

The 19th-century English novelist George Eliot was reportedly no great beauty. One contemporary called the author ofMiddlemarch “exceedingly plain, with her aggressive jaw and her evasive blue eyes.” Writer Henry James, who was an admirer, characterized her as “magnificently ugly, deliciously hideous.” Read more from Angela Elam and Laura Spencer at KCUR…


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