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Will it Achieve its Nothingness? Reading a Poem Backward July 16, 2013: Brad Leithauser writes for The New Yorker about the art of reading a poem backward: Reading a poem backward is a distinctive experience, during which you’re typically asking not Where is this going?, but Can the poet justify the finish? In other words, Will the conclusion feel deserved? Say you read Keats’s sonnet “When I have [...] by

Reading List, January 2013 January 30, 2013: [caption id="attachment_60198" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Paul Blackburn, from the POETRY magazine archive[/caption] We're pleased to welcome a new series to the Editors' Blog this year. Each month we will ask Poetry's recent contributors to share a book—or several—that they've been poring over. A big thanks to our January [...] by

Brad Leithauser Remembers Memorizing Poems January 28, 2013: Over at the New Yorker, Brad Leithauser reminds us of the value of memorizing poems. We like memorizing poems. Right now we're working on this one. It's one of our favorites to read, but lord it's rough-going to memorize! Anyhow, asides aside, Leithauser starts off with a reason to memorize that you don't hear all that often: In what would [...] by