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War Stories
Veteran Kevin Powers’s celebrated novel The Yellow Birds has its origins in his poetry.
By Evan Smith Rakoff

To the People
Richard Blanco on being chosen as the nation’s fifth inaugural poet.
By Ruth Graham

Conjuring Act
Nearly 60 years ago, Weldon Kees vanished without a trace. Why is Kathleen Rooney summoning him today?
By James Reidel

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.
By Ruth Graham

A ‘Poetry-Fueled War’
During the Civil War, poetry didn’t just respond to events; it shaped them.
By Ruth Graham

Opening Up
Mary Karr on writing country music, why Ashbery is a bad influence, and how her father was like Chekhov
By Ruth Graham

"I Make You Make Me Sing"
Post-LSD Romantic Aaron Shurin discusses the pleasures of embodied poetics.
Aaron Shurin interviewed by Christopher Hennessy

Spoken Miracle
On publishing, lesbian poetry, and making meaning.
Stephania Byrd interviewed by Julie R. Enszer

Still Moving
Ron Mann on his 1982 film Poetry in Motion.
Ron Mann interviewed by Daniel Nester

Poetry at the Threshold
Peter Gizzi on lyric selfhood and the perils of singing.
Peter Gizzi Interviewed by Ben Lerner

Originally appeared in Poetry magazine.

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