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Elegance in Elegy
Gjertrud Schnackenberg’s best poems play form against theme, and then some.
By Austin Allen

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Drawing Verse
Bianca Stone, Ruth Stone’s granddaughter, charts her own poetic territory
By Elizabeth Harball

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"Now I’m Embarrassed"
Leigh Stein’s blinkering, connected verse
By Alice Gregory

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Zen in Cuba
Omar Pérez is an island unto himself.
By Daniel Borzutzky

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Head in the Clouds
A doctor’s grim prognosis gave Timothy Donnelly a new outlook on life—and poetry.
By Spencer Bailey

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Afflict the Comfortable
Martín Espada looks for poetic life outside the MFA universe.
By Kevin Canfield

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Lives of the Poets: Sotère Torregian
The surrealist adventurer of Stockton, California.
By Dale Smith

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Inventing Michael Field
Can two women write like one man?
By Michelle Lee

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Lives of the Poets: Laura Jensen
Tacoma, Washington's reclusive genius.
By Heidi Broadhead

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Lives of the Poets: Rodrigo Toscano
Meet the radical.
By Jason Boog

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