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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

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

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

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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

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

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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

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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

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

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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

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