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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

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

Thinking Verse: Denise Riley Reads Milton and Fashion Exerts a Pressure March 1, 2012: This is amazing: Denise Riley reads Milton. Also check out the other contents of Thinking Verse. The Henri Meschonnic essay, in particular: There have always been fashions. But this fashion exerts a [...] by

And how should I begin? October 14, 2009: In the beginning of Paradise Lost, Milton paints and points and dallies, filling eight lines with sorrow and hope and mountains and fruit, disobeying the strictures of English grammar in favor of the [...] by