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Adverb Showdown! June 6, 2016: At Slate, Colin Dickey counters Christian Lorentzen’s strident New York Mag diatribe “Could We Just Lose Adverbs (Already)” with his own similarly strident “Adverbs Are [...] by

Act Natural: Emily Dickinson’s Verse at Play in the Garden May 20, 2016: In a new article at Slate, Ferris Jabr delves into Emily Dickinson’s verse garden and its creatures, suggesting that “so much depends,” in her writing, on botanical environment. [...] by

Slate Reports on the ‘Star-Studded’ Academy of American Poets Gala May 9, 2016: Jay Deshpande continues the brave work of bringing poetry to mainstream media venues by writing up the Academy of American Poets gala for Slate. Held annually at Lincoln Center and now in its 14th [...] by

RIP Prince Rogers Nelson (1958–2016) April 22, 2016: We can’t believe he’s gone. At Slate, Katy Waldman extolls the virtues of his thankfully timeless lyrics: “Saturated in color, wild with bizarre imagery, they overload the senses [...] by

Slate Picks Love Poetry Guaranteed to Help You… February 12, 2016: If you haven’t heard, Valentine’s Day approacheth. It seems to happen every year? Weird. Anyway, Slate has picked out some l o v e p o e m s for you lovecats to enjoy when you’re [...] by

Goodnight Moon, Good Morning Gertrude Stein December 7, 2015: If you’ve ever wondered why you’re intrigued by both Gertrude Stein and the beloved children’s book Goodnight Moon, the mystery is solved for you this morning, thanks to Anne E. [...] by

The Prison Dictionary Illuminates a Private, Institutional Language July 8, 2015: “[W]hen a group of inmates put their private language under a microscope, they realized the way they use language reflects years of institutional history and serves as a unique window onto [...] by

Take a Poetry Quiz at Slate June 26, 2015: It’s Friday quiz time! Lucky for us it’s a poetry quiz. Doubly lucky is our handy-dandy cheat sheet, otherwise known as the Online Archive. But please don’t cheat… really. [...] by

Robert Pinsky Reads Samuel Beckett’s ‘Cascando,’ Disagrees with Paul Muldoon January 13, 2015: At Slate, an argument between Robert Pinsky and Paul Muldoon about Samuel Beckett’s love poem, “Cascado,” is brewing. While Paul Muldoon writes “this is truly dreadful [...] by

Walt Whitman’s Specimen Days January 12, 2015: This week, Slate presents an excerpt from Leslie Jamison’s introduction to Walt Whitman’s Specimen Days and Collect, published by Melville House in November 2014. From Slate: What is [...] by