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Avoid the Personal Like the Plague
Eleanor Wilner published her first book at age 42, but enough about her.
By Rachel Aviv

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From the Archive: Harriet Monroe
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Directed by Desire
An introduction to the collected poems of June Jordan.
By Adrienne Rich

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The Difficult Miracle of Black Poetry in America
Something Like a Sonnet for Phillis Wheatley
By June Jordan

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Soldier: A Poet’s Childhood
An excerpt about her father’s influence from June Jordan’s autobiography.
By June Jordan

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Kitchen Ants and Everyday Epiphanies
For Jane Hirshfield, every action is a form of judgment.
By Cynthia Haven

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New Poet Laureate Receives Impossible Advice
Donald Hall writes remarkable poems about loss, solitude, nature, and baseball. What will he do as America’s poet laureate?
By Arthur Allen

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“Time Took My Leafy Hours Away”
Stanley Kunitz, former U.S. poet laureate and mentor to generations of poets, dies.
By Cynthia Haven

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Slightly Larger Than Life Size
A profile of Lisel Mueller.
By Nell Casey

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Risk, Try, Revise, Erase
Polish poet Adam Zagajewski on his growing fame, his past as a political activist, and his desire to see the world as if from outer space.
By Cynthia Haven

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