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Life Upon These Shores
How did Robert Hayden, devoted formalist, suspicious of identity politics, come to write the most powerful poem about the transatlantic slave trade? 

By Lavelle Porter

PJ Harvey publishes her first book of poetry, a collaboration with photographer Seamus Murphy.
By Ruth Graham

In Search of “Desiderata”
The tangled story behind a most popular poem.
By Daniel Nester

Essay on Children's poetry
Lift Every Voice
By Jacqueline Woodson

It's Complicated
Clarice Lispector and Elizabeth Bishop’s fraught relationship.
By Alexandra Pechman

Prufrock, Lewinsky, and the Poetry of History
How T. S. Eliot’s lovelorn classic still sways us.
By Austin Allen

An Ear for Poetry
The knottiness of a prevalent metaphor.
By Julian B. Gewirtz, Rachel R. Kolb

Articles for Teachers & Students
Sweeping Hearts
Writing poems inspired by Native American music and poetry.
By Elizabeth Raby

Articles for Teachers & Students
Square Toes and Icy Arms
How to simplify as you personify.
By Catherine Barnett

Articles for Teachers & Students
Learning the Chant Poem
By Jack Collom

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