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James Merrill: “The Victor Dog”
The poet inhabits a dog and listens to his master’s voice.
By Ange Mlinko

Prose from Poetry Magazine
In Transit: The Poetry of Karen Solie
Karen Solie's The Road In Is Not the Same Road Out
By Jim Johnstone

Prose from Poetry Magazine
The Dolemen and Nabmen
Tom Pickard's hoyoot: Collected Poems and Songs
By Ange Mlinko

It's Complicated
Clarice Lispector and Elizabeth Bishop’s fraught relationship.
By Alexandra Pechman

Prufrock, Lewinsky, and the Poetry of History
How T. S. Eliot’s lovelorn classic still sways us.
By Austin Allen

Poem Sampler
Sylvia Plath 101
Tracing the poetics of a lyrical genius
By Benjamin Voigt

Quality Life
Morgan Parker talks about Twitter, the importance of accountability, and leaving no emotional stone unturned.
By Kathleen Rooney

Poem Sampler
Maya Angelou 101
A brief guide to her poetry
By The Editors

Poem Guide
John Clare: “To John Clare”
A Romantic poet imagines a better life, where he never grew up.
By Stephen Burt

An Ear for Poetry
The knottiness of a prevalent metaphor.
By Julian B. Gewirtz, Rachel R. Kolb

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