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Natasha Trethewey (SRO) on Whitman and the Civil War January 31, 2013: The Washington Post reports on PLOTUS Natasha Trethewey’s recent lecture at the Library of Congress, in which she argued that “One hundred and fifty years later, Americans are still [...] by

Walt Whitman Manuscript at NYPL: ‘Go, said his soul to a poet’ July 26, 2012: Ah wow: The New York Public Library just added a scan of a Walt Whitman manuscript to their Tumblr: “Go, said his soul to a poet.” From the Berg Collection. More info: The manuscript is [...] by

Robert Pinsky Discusses Ben Jonson’s Speaker at Slate July 17, 2012: Slate posted a nice bit of poetry criticism by Robert Pinsky today. Using poems by Walt Whitman and Elizabeth Bishop as launchpads, Pinsky dives in to Ben Jonson’s “On My First Son” [...] by

President Obama Quoted Dickinson and Whitman in Awarding Rita Dove and John Ashbery February 14, 2012: Well, the 2011 National Medals of Arts and Humanities ceremony took place last night at the White House–President Obama honored Rita Dove with the National Humanities Medal, and John Ashbery [...] by

Walt Whitman and the Civil War’s human toll February 17, 2011: In an excerpt of From Battlefields Rising published in this month’s Humanities, Randall Fuller examines the role that the Civil War played in transforming Walt Whitman’s poetry. Whitman [...] by

Does poetry need its own Glee? January 13, 2011: On The Moderate Voice, Michael Silverstein proposes an unusual solution to restoring the place of poetry in civic discourse. The problem isn’t with poetry itself, rather the medium for [...] by

Don’t Wax the Poem April 1, 2010: Nerdiness is flashing a full frontal when you haven’t waxed and aren’t really an exhibitionist. by