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    By Jason Boog

    Kenneth Fearing, the Federal Writers Project, and the depths of the Great Depression.

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    By Milan Gagnon

    How celebrated Chicano poet Juan Felipe Herrera found his voice.

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    By Geoffrey O'Brien

    How Jack Spicer broke through the pieties of the avant-garde.

    Portrait of Jack Spicer. Black and white.
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    By Cynthia Haven

    At a fateful moment, Czeslaw Miłosz crossed paths with a controversial Polish priest, later martyred in World War II. The little-known encounter and its aftermath illuminate the Nobel laureate’s life...

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    By Jesse Nathan

    Shel Silverstein's unusual route to becoming a beloved children's author.

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    By Rachel Aviv

    The late short-story wizard Grace Paley began and ended her long writing career as a poet.

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    By Ben Ehrenreich

    In which our reporter falls for Frank Stanford's poetry, heads for the lost roads of Arkansas, and searches for the man behind the myth.

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    By The Editors
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    By Rachel Aviv

    Remembering the recipient of the Poetry Foundation's Emily Dickinson First Book Award.

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    By Charles Mudede

    Chris Abani endured years of torture and persecution by the Nigerian government. But don’t hold it against him.

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