Poets lend voices to current events and elections as they critique and defend the social and political issues of their day.
Article for Students
By Rachel Richardson
Revision strategies and survival tips.
By Kwame Dawes
“somethin’ wasn’t right:” How Finney captures an American nightmare.
By Caitlin Kimball
This poem finds its author not raving but frowning.
From Poetry LecturesJanuary 2012
A conversation between Chilean poet Raúl Zurita and American poet Forrest Gander.
From Poetry LecturesOctober 2012
A reunion of the Dark Room Collective at the Poetry Foundation in April 2012. This reading features Nehassaiu deGannes, John Keene, Kevin Young, Sharan Strange, Major Jackson, Thomas Sayers Ellis, and Natasha Trethewey.
From Essential American PoetsMarch 2012
Recordings of poet Lorine Niedecker with an introduction to her life and work. Recorded at home in 1970. Recording courtesy of PennSound.
Featured Poet: Gerard Manley Hopkins
Gerard Manley Hopkins is considered to be one of the greatest poets of the Victorian era. However, because his style was so radically different from that of his contemporaries, his...
Essay on Poetic Theory
By Gerard Manley Hopkins1864
To Alexander William Mowbray Baillie
Sept. 10. 1864.
Your letter has been sent to me from Hampstead. It has just come, and I do a rare thing with me, begin at...
By Ange Mlinko
A rapturous re-reading of the poet's love poem to life.
From Poetry Off the ShelfMarch 2013
Paisley Rekdal reads and discusses Gerard Manley Hopkins's influence on her own work.
From Poetry Off the ShelfDecember 2013
Gerard Manley Hopkins's "terrible sonnets" explore the contours of his depression.
From Audio Poem of the DayNovember 2016
By Gerard Manley Hopkins (read by Hugh Schwartzberg)