Poetry

'I Dreamed of a Sudden Death!': Passages from Siegfried Sassoon's Diaries
The haunting private thoughts of one of the twentieth century's best known English soldiers and poets
August 01, 2014

The haunting private thoughts of one of the twentieth century's best known English poets.

Joshua Mehigan’s 'Accepting the Disaster' is The Real Thing
July 03, 2014

It is the rare new book of poetry that is entirely alive, entirely aloft.

Father's Day
June 15, 2014

My first father-...

Robert Frost Was Neither Light Nor Dark
He's worth reading because we're both
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

A British TV Celebrity Called for a "Poetry Inquisition." He's Right.
How to make poetry relevant again
June 10, 2014

How to make poetry relevant again.

Ithaca (No Suitors)
May 28, 2014

Sgt. Graham, fresh from Iraq, ...

The Greatest Ex-Nazi Writer
Never heard of Gottfried Benn? It's because of his politics
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
The previously undiscovered speech that launched Leonard Cohen's career
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.

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