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Why Write Sestinas? April 16, 2013: Oh yes, why write sestinas? I like the difficulty of the form: six stanzas with six end-words that have to repeat in a particular rotating pattern (twice in the three-line envoi at the end) like playing ping-pong with six balls and six other players. Sestinas are tricky.  The repetition of the end-words gives you a chance to mull over [...] by

National Book Award Finalists Announced October 10, 2012: Congratulations to the fantastic poets in the running for this year's National Book Award! The finalists for the 2012 Award for Poetry are: —Bewilderment: New Poems and Translations by David Ferry —Heavenly Bodies by Cynthia Huntington —Fast Animal by Tim Seibles —Night of the Republic by Alan Shapiro —Meme by Susan Wheeler [...] by