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Avoid the Personal Like the Plague
Eleanor Wilner published her first book at age 42, but enough about her.
From the Archive: Harriet Monroe
Directed by Desire
An introduction to the collected poems of June Jordan.
The Difficult Miracle of Black Poetry in America
Something Like a Sonnet for Phillis Wheatley
Soldier: A Poet’s Childhood
An excerpt about her father’s influence from June Jordan’s autobiography.
Kitchen Ants and Everyday Epiphanies
For Jane Hirshfield, every action is a form of judgment.
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?
“Time Took My Leafy Hours Away”
Stanley Kunitz, former U.S. poet laureate and mentor to generations of poets, dies.
Slightly Larger Than Life Size
A profile of Lisel Mueller.
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.