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To the People
Richard Blanco on being chosen as the nation’s fifth inaugural poet.
Nearly 60 years ago, Weldon Kees vanished without a trace. Why is Kathleen Rooney summoning him today?
Lettering the Stage
Sarah Ruhl on her latest play, ‘Dear Elizabeth,’ why the Bishop-Lowell correspondence is so compelling, and what poetry can accomplish that theater cannot.
A ‘Poetry-Fueled War’
During the Civil War, poetry didn’t just respond to events; it shaped them.
Mary Karr on writing country music, why Ashbery is a bad influence, and how her father was like Chekhov
"I Make You Make Me Sing"
Post-LSD Romantic Aaron Shurin discusses the pleasures of embodied poetics.
On publishing, lesbian poetry, and making meaning.
Ron Mann on his 1982 film Poetry in Motion.
Poetry at the Threshold
Peter Gizzi on lyric selfhood and the perils of singing.
Poet at the Poker Table
Searching for DJ Renegade in the Casinos of Atlantic City.