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Wittgenstein, a Memoir
How a teacher of philosophy turned one writer into a poet.
The Heart Is Strange
John Berryman turns 100.
Why the 18th-century Laetitia Pilkington is a heroine for today.
About the Shark
How do we see ourselves in animals?
Ovid and Marty McFly
How Ben Lerner’s new novel dissolves into a poem.
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Learning the Poetic Line
How line breaks shape meaning
How Gary Snyder continues to surprise.
Lightning and Lullabies
Dylan Thomas was not only a young genius but a genius of youth.
The work behind Frank O’Hara’s seemingly light Lunch Poems, now 50 years old.
Voice of Eros
George Herbert was a good churchman, but his poems made him a master of the erotic.