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Searching for Dylan Thomas November 20, 2014: At The Atlantic, James Parker re-accesses Dylan Thomas’s legacy, starting at Thomas’s deathbed at St. Vincent’s and further back to Thomas’s multi-city, rock-and-roll style [...] by

Sylvia Plath’s Birthday and a Look at the Intended Arrangement of Ariel October 30, 2014: “Winter is for women,” wrote Sylvia Plath, who would have been 82 years old this week (the 27th to be exact). In honor of the occasion, a piece at The Atlantic revisits Ariel, with a [...] by

More Than a Fetish Object: The Open Book Project August 11, 2014: A good piece is up at The Atlantic on diminishing the binary between print and digital–it raises important poets for us book-lusters: What about the possible impulse to romanticize physical [...] by

Dead Poets Society’s Alarming Anti-Intellectualism & the Fate of the Humanities February 19, 2014: The Atlantic has an in-depth piece on the movie Dead Poets Society being anti-intellectual, or in fact, a “terrible defense of the humanities.” Writer Kevin J.H. Dettmar hates it, even [...] by

Moonlighting Poets November 4, 2013: As The Atlantic recently posted: Writers who have day jobs outside the literature industry aren’t a new thing. Oscar Wilde wrote, “The best work in literature is always done by those who [...] by

‘I’m in the reservation of my mind': Sherman Alexie’s Early Inspiration October 17, 2013: Turns out, Sherman Alexie wasn’t always a committed poet and writer. In fact, his early aspirations were to teach high school and coach basketball. We’re all very glad that he encountered [...] by

Angst For Hire August 16, 2013: The Atlantic recently posted an article noting a Craigslist ad from an enterprising poet, Aaron Belz, that read: “Poet available to begin work immediately. Capable in rhyme and meter, fluent in [...] by

La Vie Bohème August 8, 2013: The Atlantic recently posted a brilliant critique (from Garance Franke-Ruta) of a recent n+1 article lamenting the perceived disappearance of income and prestige for artists in a modern, highly [...] by

Where Dickinson and Daredevil Meet? August 7, 2013: The Atlantic just posted an article comparing comics and poetry, due to both mediums’ dependence on precise spatial arrangement on the page. The article sites Hillary Chute’s Poetry [...] by

The Search for Sylvia Plath’s Obituary February 12, 2013: The Atlantic’s Ashley Fetters went looking for an obituary for Sylvia Plath, who committed suicide 50 years ago this week, but was surprised to find… none. Fetters writes: At the time of [...] by