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

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

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

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

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

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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

Articles for Teachers & Students
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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