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John Wilmot, Earl of Rochester: “Upon Nothing”
What Jerry Seinfeld and a 17th century libertine have in common.
By Stephen Burt

Essay
'China Is the Magic Place'
Why Marianne Moore looked east for inspiration.
By Alexandra Pechman

Essay
Tell It Slant
How to write a wise poem.
By Camille T. Dungy

Prose from Poetry Magazine
Destination Out
By Nathaniel Mackey

Prose from Poetry Magazine
Lines of Affinity
On Nathaniel Mackey, Winner of the 2014 Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize
By Don Share

Prose from Poetry Magazine
Mental Orgasm
Collected Poems by Ron Padgett
By Yasmine Shamma

Prose from Poetry Magazine
Walking on Knives
The Collected Poems of Denise Levertov, ed. by Paul A. Lacey and Anne Dewey
By Ange Mlinko

Essay
Beneath His Hat
How Cliven Bundy and cowboy poetry leads us to Wordsworth and Brodsky.
By Kathleen Rooney

Interview
Widening the Conversation
Edward Hirsch holds forth on his Poet’s Glossary.
By Annie Finch

Essay
Self Made
In the early years of the 20th century, Florence Ripley Mastin called herself a poet, and then she made herself one.
By Ruth Graham

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