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Pound’s “Station,” Lorca’s “Rider,” and Berryman’s “Traveler” May 2, 2012: In April 1913, Ezra Pound published a series of poems under the title "Contemporania" in Poetry. The final poem in the group is one of Pound's most well-known (and frequently memorized) poems, the two-line "In a Station of the Metro," above. Ezra Pound published work in Poetry from its first issue and was Poetry’s long-time foreign [...] by

“Exile’s Letter” is stuck in Edmund White’s head February 6, 2012: We've written about the Paris Review's "The Poem Stuck in My Head" series before (here and here). But that's because we like it so much. In the latest installment, Edmund White reflects on "Exile's Letter," a poem by Li Po, translated by Ezra Pound: Ezra Pound’s beautiful translation of a poem by Li Po, from Pound’s great early book Cathay, [...] by

Double murders & Pound in pidgin February 1, 2012: If you've taken a peek at the January issue of Poetry, you might have noticed something new on the last page. In honor of Poetry's centennial, each month the magazine will be reprinting an artifact from the magazine's history at the back of the issue. Paul Durica has been combing through Poetry's archives month-by-month and he surfaces each [...] by

Why writers won’t surrender to the electronic paper trail December 22, 2010: Besides reading James Somers' essay in The Atlantic, you can play back and review the entire process of writing it here. Long before word processors overwrote each step on the way to a final product, T.S. Eliot's meticulous "versioning" of "The Waste Land" allowed scholars to peer into the writer's process when all of the drafts, notes, and [...] by

Game poems, contemporary art, cliches and the promise of digital poetry December 7, 2010: At NewScientist's CultureLab, Jim Giles takes a look at the various emerging forms of "digital poetry." Hypertext and electronic literature are nothing new, people have been capitalizing on the interactivity of code to add media to their text (or text to their media, or text to their text) since the discovery that everything sounds cooler when you [...] by

Don’t Wax the Poem April 1, 2010: Maybe all poets are nerds or they wouldn’t be poets. But not all poets write nerdy. Some are suave, which can be a good thing. Some are elegant in an elegant way. Nerds can be elegant in a backwards way, by retaining their bumps and inelegances, bumptious idiosyncrasies, a being-in-life at least as much as in-literature. There’s plenty to [...] by