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Reading List: February 2014 February 11, 2014: The Reading List is a feature of Poetry magazine’s Editors’ Blog. This month contributors to the February issue share a book—or several—that held their interest recently. Mark Ford I’d like [...] by

Jane Freilicher & the New York School: Paper, Canvas, and Celluloid February 6, 2014: The poets are often consummate art lovers—both in their work and in their friendships. This time last year we highlighted the affinity between Joan Mitchell and writers such as James Schuyler, [...] by

Reading List: January 2014 January 14, 2014: Emily Berry I had a nightmare last night, probably because I am currently reading The Shining (the nightmare also featured cross-dressing as a means of disguise so it was a bit Some Like It [...] by

Douglas Kearney’s Fathers of the Year December 17, 2013: Douglas Kearney has four poems in our December issue on famous (or rather infamous) fathers: Kronos, Noah and Ham, Jim Trueblood, and “Every Hard Rapper’s Father Ever.” How do I [...] by

Reading List: December 2013 December 11, 2013: The Reading List is a new feature of the Editors’ Blog this year. Each month we ask Poetry’s contributors to share a book—or several—that held their interest recently. Here are some [...] by

For Margaret Walker November 19, 2013: Margaret Walker, accomplished poet and onetime Chicagoan, died fifteen years ago this month. Walker has been an important influence on many poets working today, from Amiri Baraka to Nikki Giovanni, [...] by

Reading List: November 2013 November 12, 2013: The Reading List is a new feature of the Editors’ Blog this year. Each month we ask Poetry’s contributors to share a book—or several—that held their interest recently. Here are some [...] by

How Should We Write About War and Trauma? Tom Sleigh Looks to David Jones November 1, 2013: Our November 2013 issue features an in-depth essay by Tom Sleigh on poet and painter David Jones. Admired by W.B. Yeats and lauded by W.H. Auden, Jones was well-known among the British modernists. [...] by

Join Us This Friday for Lemony Snicket: All the Wrong Questions October 29, 2013: Last month, we had the pleasure of publishing a special portfolio of “Poetry Not Written for Children that Children Might Nevertheless Enjoy,” curated by Lemony Snicket. We liked the [...] by

By the Letter: Creeley, Eigner, Dorn, & Zukofsky October 23, 2013: The four letters by Robert Creeley in our October 2013 issue trace some of his evolving feelings toward poetry (and Poetry) over the course of the fifties and sixties. These letters to Larry Eigner, [...] by