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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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‘Let it Lack’
Bill Knott has developed a persona that righteously trumpets poetic neglect.
By John Cotter

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Word Theft
Why did 2013 become the year of the plagiarists?
By Ruth Graham

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Resolutions
How a Joseph Brodsky New Year’s poem led to Robert Frost, Khrushchev, and more.
By Alex Estes

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Paper Cuts
Is paper’s diminishing relevance changing the way poets write?
By Alexandra Pechman

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These Charming Men
How Morrissey’s music turned one teenager into a poetry lover.
By Kimberly Reyes

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The Imaginative Man
C.S. Lewis’s first love was poetry, and it enabled him to write the prose for which he is remembered.
By Laura C. Mallonee

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Based on a True Story. Or Not.
Does it matter if a poem that seems autobiographical is actually fictional?
By Kathleen Rooney

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