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On ‘Blackacre’ June 3, 2015: [Note: Each month we feature a guest post from a contributor to Poetry’s current issue. Monica Youn’s “Blackacre” appears in the June 2015 issue. Previous posts in this series can be found on [...] by

Starry Messengers: Milton, Celestial Events, and More at Hyperallergic March 23, 2015: In her review of Starry Messengers: Signs and Science from the Skies (now on view at Harvard University’s Houghton Library until May 2), Allison Meier approaches celestial events through the [...] by

Who Needs Poetry: EVERYONE! June 16, 2014: Here’s an Op-Ed that we can get behind: William Logan’s article, “Poetry: Who Needs It?,” recently posted at New York Times. He may suggest that poets are torturers of cats [...] by

On Not Being Poetry’s Daddy: Marianne Morris in Conversation (Part 1 of 2) May 1, 2014: This conversation with Marianne Morris took place at Oliveto in Oakland over flourless chocolate cake. Marianne and I first met in New York in 2008. She currently resides in Berkeley, California [...] by

Blake, Contemporaneously April 17, 2014: For the eye altering alters all William Blake, “The Mental Traveler” Who reads Blake? The easy answer is almost everyone who reads poetry—that is, has read some Blake—and can quote something. [...] by

Happy 405th Birthday, John Milton! December 10, 2013: Four hundred and five year olds throw the sickest parties. On why Milton still matters, at the New Republic’s “From the Stacks:” Columbia University is making a landmark in American [...] by

This Lower World April 19, 2013: This week I’ve been thinking about the moment in Book XI of Paradise Lost when Milton’s Eve laments to Adam, when the angel Michael has arrived to dispossess them of Paradise: How shall I part [...] by

Recite April 16, 2013: I remember a thousand years ago when I was at Columbia I memorized the last forty or fifty lines of “Lycidas”—the part of the poem I had always wept over. Nowadays I am always willing to [...] by

Milton’s Sci-Fi Epic December 26, 2012: Remember this item from a while back, and how we got all psyched to see Bradley Cooper as the Dark Prince, yes Satan himself. Unfortunately it looks like it’s not going to happen, according to [...] by

Baroqueness: Gertrude Stein, C.K. Williams, John Donne, Peter Paul Rubens, John Milton, Frank O’Hara April 20, 2012: “Where’s SARDINES?” All that’s left is just letters, “It was too much,” Mike says. –Frank O’Hara, from “Why I am Not a Painter.” O’Hara and Goldberg [...] by