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Sex with Brent Reiten
How an obscure 1980s collection might be poetry's best one-night stand.
By Jason Tesauro

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The Disappearance of Rosemary Tonks
Praised by the likes of Philip Larkin, Tonks was a writer to be reckoned with. Why did she vanish?
By Ruth Graham

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‘In Time of Plague’
How poetry about AIDS has shifted through the years.
By John McIntyre

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Who Are We, Really?
What poems about murder can reveal about ourselves.
By Laura Sims

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The Writing Class
On privilege, the AWP-industrial complex, and why poetry doesn’t seem to matter.
By Jaswinder Bolina

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Wittgenstein, a Memoir
How a teacher of philosophy turned one writer into a poet.
By Garrett Caples

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The Heart Is Strange
John Berryman turns 100.
By Daniel Swift

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Modern Wit
Why the 18th-century Laetitia Pilkington is a heroine for today.
By Ruth Graham

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About the Shark
How do we see ourselves in animals?
By Kathleen Rooney

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Ovid and Marty McFly
How Ben Lerner’s new novel dissolves into a poem.
By Adam Plunkett

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