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Why I Cry: The Guardian Reviews Epic Volume of Men’s Poetry Choices, ‘A Real Tear-Jerker’ March 24, 2014: For the super heroes and cry babies out there, Simon and Schuster presents Poems That Make Grown Men Cry: an anthology of heart-wrenchingly emotional poetry chosen by 100 "famous and admired" men. The cover of a new collection of poetry should probably carry a sticker bearing Shakespeare's warning: "If you have tears, prepare to shed [...] by

Ben Hamilton Defends Philip Larkin at LARB July 23, 2012: Though there are many controversies surrounding Philip Larkin, who died in 1985, Ben Hamilton at the Los Angeles Review of Books argues that the English poet and novelist is still relevant and worthy of discussion. Though Hamilton gives the most recent Larkin anthology an unenthusiastic review, he states that the extensive collection of [...] by

Larkin’s unexpected Hallmark moment May 29, 2012: Can great poetry bear a resemblance to a Hallmark moment and still be great? Prolly not. But Ron Rosenbaum takes up the issue over at Slate by looking at 2 most-famous lines by 2 most-famous poets. The lines and poets in question: 1) "What will survive of us is love" from Philip Larkin's "An Arundel Tomb." 2) “We must love one another or [...] by