It is the rare new book of poetry that is entirely alive, entirely aloft.
June 15, 2014
My first father-...
Robert Frost Was Neither Light Nor Dark
June 13, 2014
He's worth reading because we're both.
Today and Yesterday
June 12, 2014
Charles Wright is the new U.S. Poet Laureate
How to make poetry relevant again.
Ithaca (No Suitors)
May 28, 2014
Sgt. Graham, fresh from Iraq, ...
The Greatest Ex-Nazi Writer
April 05, 2014
Gottfreid Benn was a Nazi very briefly in the early 1930s. Why did it erase him from literary history?
The Prophet in the Library
March 29, 2014
When Leonard Cohen was asked about his plans for the future in 1964, he grinned and said “suicide.” This previously undiscovered speech recreates his thinking at the time.
'The Poetry of Sex' Isn't Actually About Sex
February 28, 2014
Sex may be behind every poem ever written, but relatively few are actually about it, and even less are actually ''sexy.
February 21, 2014
We’d cut school like knives through butter, the three ...