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And Wow He Died As Wow He Lived
Kenneth Fearing, the Federal Writers Project, and the depths of the Great Depression.
By Jason Boog

Reclaiming the Sleepless Volcano
How celebrated Chicano poet Juan Felipe Herrera found his voice.
By Milan Gagnon

"This Is the End of the Poem"
How Jack Spicer broke through the pieties of the avant-garde.
By Geoffrey O'Brien

The Doubter and the Saint
At a fateful moment, Czeslaw Miłosz crossed paths with a controversial Polish priest, later martyred in World War II. The little-known encounter and its aftermath illuminate the Nobel laureate’s life and work.
By Cynthia Haven

Origin of the Species
Shel Silverstein's unusual route to becoming a beloved children's author.
By Jesse Nathan

To Write About the Button
The late short-story wizard Grace Paley began and ended her long writing career as a poet.
By Rachel Aviv

The Long Goodbye
In which our reporter falls for Frank Stanford's poetry, heads for the lost roads of Arkansas, and searches for the man behind the myth.
By Ben Ehrenreich

From the Archive: Daryl Hine
By The Editors

In Memoriam: Landis Everson, 1926–2007
Remembering the recipient of the Poetry Foundation's Emily Dickinson First Book Award.
By Rachel Aviv

Way Out of Africa
Chris Abani endured years of torture and persecution by the Nigerian government. But don’t hold it against him.
By Charles Mudede

Originally appeared in Poetry magazine.

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