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Teaching the Persona Poem
Don’t write what you know; write who you aren’t.
By Rebecca Hazelton

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Rumors of the Stars
Why would a poet try to immortalize gossip?
By Austin Allen

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Change’s Purchase
How Alan Shapiro is a poet of revision.
By Jonathan Farmer

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Sleep as Resistance
Hejinian, Whitman, and more on the politics of sleep.
By Siobhan Phillips

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Vital Signs
A poet and photographer join together to celebrate the rough beauty of San Bernardino.
By The Editors

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Visiting Carolyn Kizer
Mentorship from a woman poet is no small thing.
By Annie Finch

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The Man and the Manners
What do Robert Frost’s letters reveal?
By Adam Plunkett

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Where Shall I Begin?
Inspiration and instruction in poetry’s first lines.
By Jessica Greenbaum

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‘Welcome to It’
Camille Rankine says she never expects anything.  But perhaps she should.
By Kimberly Reyes

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Prioritizing Place
In defense of regionalism.
By Sandra Beasley

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