Ruth Graham is a journalist in New Hampshire.
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Articles By RUTH GRAHAM
- A ‘Poetry-Fueled War’
During the Civil War, poetry didn’t just respond to events; it shaped them.
- Lettering the Stage
Sarah Ruhl on her latest play, ‘Dear Elizabeth,’ why the Bishop-Lowell correspondence is so compelling, and what poetry can accomplish that theater cannot.
- Modern Wit
Why the 18th-century Laetitia Pilkington is a heroine for today.
- Mystery Man
For a few years in the 1930s, Ronald Lane Latimer struck gold as an editor, publishing Stevens, Williams, and more. Then he disappeared.
- Nuptial Matters
How did poetry become an essential part of American wedding ceremonies—and why is it so hard to choose a poem of one’s own?
- On Stage
August Wilson never left poetry behind.
- Opening Up
Mary Karr on writing country music, why Ashbery is a bad influence, and how her father was like Chekhov
- Self Made
In the early years of the 20th century, Florence Ripley Mastin called herself a poet, and then she made herself one.
- The Disappearance of Rosemary Tonks
Praised by the likes of Philip Larkin, Tonks was a writer to be reckoned with. Why did she vanish?
- To the People
Richard Blanco on being chosen as the nation’s fifth inaugural poet.
Tavi Gevinson on riot grrrl, Patti Smith, and writing poetry out of necessity.
- Word Theft
Why did 2013 become the year of the plagiarists?
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