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Angst For Hire August 16, 2013: The Atlantic recently posted an article noting a Craigslist ad from an enterprising poet, Aaron Belz, that read: "Poet available to begin work immediately. Capable in rhyme and meter, fluent in traditional and contemporary forms. Quotidian observations available at standard rate of $15/hour; occasional verse at slightly higher rate of [...] by

Six Reviews for the Price of One: HuffPo on Dawn McGuire, Jorie Graham, Michael Ryan, and More… June 26, 2012: Setting aside the question of whether politics has something worthwhile to say about poetry, Carol Muske-Dukes at the Huffington Post posits that poets have something worthwhile to say about politics. Inspired by a letter composed by President Obama during his grad-school years, Muske-Durkes surveys six recent books, placing them within the [...] by

Have MFA programs done away with standards? May 4, 2011: At Poets.org, Joan Houlihan shares some of her results from aninformal survey of students in four different MFA programs. While there's an "upsurge of MFA poetry programs, and therefore of poets," poets' abilities to grab and maintain readers are declining, leaving a gulf between the amount of work produced and the audience for it. As Houlihan [...] by