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One poet’s beginnings—and interruptions.
A formative moment, fixed in poets’ minds.
From flurries to relentless storms, why snow makes American poetry American.
Keats and King Lear
For the poet, Sundays were not for church, but for Shakespeare.
Their Living Names
Elegies in the letters of Elizabeth Bishop and Robert Lowell.
Sex with Brent Reiten
How an obscure 1980s collection might be poetry's best one-night stand.
The Disappearance of Rosemary Tonks
Praised by the likes of Philip Larkin, Tonks was a writer to be reckoned with. Why did she vanish?
‘In Time of Plague’
How poetry about AIDS has shifted through the years.
Who Are We, Really?
What poems about murder can reveal about ourselves.
The Writing Class
On privilege, the AWP-industrial complex, and why poetry doesn’t seem to matter.