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Meena Alexander on writing, postcolonialism, and why she never joined the circus.
By Jeannie Vanasco

'It's Cooking'
The work behind Frank O’Hara’s seemingly light Lunch Poems, now 50 years old.
By Callie Siskel

Prose from Poetry Magazine
Two Gents
The Hotel Oneira by August Kleinzahler and Ask Me: 100 Essential Poems by William Stafford
By William Logan

Prose from Poetry Magazine
What Is Color in Poetry
Or Is It the Wild Wind in the Space of the Word
By Dorothea Lasky

Prose from Poetry Magazine
The Day Lou Reed Set Me Free
By Tony Fitzpatrick

The Secret Birds
An Exhibit by Tony Fitzpatrick
By Tony Fitzpatrick

Voice of Eros
George Herbert was a good churchman, but his poems made him a master of the erotic.
By Adam Plunkett

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

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

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

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