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Creating tension in love poetry.
Learning to Breathe under Water
Considering Muriel Rukeyser’s oceanic work.
Whole Earth Poem Catalog
Is there any blank space left for a new poem, old subjects?
My Walking Shoes
Working-class origins of an American lyric.
How did poetry become an essential part of American wedding ceremonies—and why is it so hard to choose a poem of one’s own?
Letters from Archibald MacLeish
I was in my 20s when I learned the octogenarian writer was my neighbor, so I wrote him a letter. All I wanted was for his literary greatness to rub off on me; through our correspondence, he became my teacher and more.
Nurseries of Verse
The only way to grow poetry is to make it a habit.
Meditations on the Merger of T. S. Eliot’s ‘Waste’ and ‘Land.’
Articles for Teachers & Students
Caroline Kennedy on Learning Poems by Heart
Poems and teaching resources from Kennedy's new anthology.
My Sessions with Mark
Mark O’Brien, a poet, journalist, and friend of mine, was confined to an iron lung. But his mind was free.