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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.
A poet and photographer join together to celebrate the rough beauty of San Bernardino.
Visiting Carolyn Kizer
Mentorship from a woman poet is no small thing.
The Man and the Manners
What do Robert Frost’s letters reveal?
Where Shall I Begin?
Inspiration and instruction in poetry’s first lines.
‘Welcome to It’
Camille Rankine says she never expects anything. But perhaps she should.