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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.
Reclaiming the Sleepless Volcano
How celebrated Chicano poet Juan Felipe Herrera found his voice.
"This Is the End of the Poem"
How Jack Spicer broke through the pieties of the avant-garde.
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.
Origin of the Species
Shel Silverstein's unusual route to becoming a beloved children's author.
To Write About the Button
The late short-story wizard Grace Paley began and ended her long writing career as a poet.
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.
From the Archive: Daryl Hine
In Memoriam: Landis Everson, 1926–2007
Remembering the recipient of the Poetry Foundation's Emily Dickinson First Book Award.
Way Out of Africa
Chris Abani endured years of torture and persecution by the Nigerian government. But don’t hold it against him.