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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.
'China Is the Magic Place'
Why Marianne Moore looked east for inspiration.
Tell It Slant
How to write a wise poem.
Beneath His Hat
How Cliven Bundy and cowboy poetry leads us to Wordsworth and Brodsky.
In the early years of the 20th century, Florence Ripley Mastin called herself a poet, and then she made herself one.
Articles for Teachers & Students
Teaching the Persona Poem
Don’t write what you know; write who you aren’t.
Rumors of the Stars
Why would a poet try to immortalize gossip?
How Alan Shapiro is a poet of revision.
Sleep as Resistance
Hejinian, Whitman, and more on the politics of sleep.