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  • Featured Blogger
    By Hayan Charara

    Nineteen years old, in 1992, at Wayne State University in Detroit, where I was a pre-med student, I stepped away from a chemistry experiment taking a long time to turn...

    Philip Levine
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    By Marie Buck

    My first poetry professor, in undergrad, used to talk a lot about “the lyric moment” in a poem. I’m not sure if this is a thing a lot of people...

  • Poetry News
    By Harriet Staff

    At LARB, Kathleen Graber looks at The Darkening Trapeze, a posthumous collection of Larry Levis's later work, published by Graywolf this year. "By the time I first discovered Levis’s poems,...

  • From Poetry Magazine
    By Mairead Small Staid

    Poetry magazine's Editors’ Blog occasionally features online exclusives. This installment comes from Mairead Small Staid. Past exclusives can be found here. In the alphabet recited by nineteenth-century schoolchildren, it followed Z. And per se...

  • Poetry News
    By Harriet Staff

    Was he a "lizard-poet," a writer "too Olympian" to commune at eye level, or was he dreaming on a faraway cloud? At LitHub, Charles Baxter remembers his initial encounter with...

  • By Rigoberto González

    I’m borrowing poet Pat Mora’s favorite expression, and riffing from Javier Huerta’s list entry, although my list will be shorter and I’ll also add a few words of praise about...

  • By Daisy Fried

    (Separated at birth?) My four-year old loves metaphor, although she says she loves simile better than “plain metaphor” because she likes the “like” in a simile. She first became aware of...

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