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Tavi Gevinson on riot grrrl, Patti Smith, and writing poetry out of necessity.
Jacqueline Woodson, the new young people’s poet laureate, on why poetry is a party everyone is invited to.
Maggie Nelson on birth, death, and everything in between.
Talk to the Dead
Ruth Lilly Prize winner Alice Notley on the voice and spirits of her poetry.
The Need for Making
Richard Siken on writing, the joys of painting, and the challenges of publishing his first book in a decade.
August Wilson never left poetry behind.
'Miami Hates You'
P. Scott Cunningham on launching a publishing imprint, what a Basque sport has to do with books, and why nothing in Miami is ever settled.
Bob Holman on the Nuyorican, oral tradition, and how poetry led him to activism.
Susan Howe on Dickinson, being a lost Modernist, and the acoustic force of every letter.
At Eagle Pond
Donald Hall reflects on life after poetry.