Poetry

Edgar Allan Poe Was a Vampire
That’s what you love about him: his creepiness, his otherness, his charismatic diabolism
October 16, 2014

Don't write him off because you think his poetry is silly.

Robert Graves Is Famous For His War Writing, But He Also Wrote Love Poetry
October 08, 2014

Two love poems from the war writer who gave us Goodbye to All That.

The Original Versions of Two of Auden's Most Beloved Poems
October 06, 2014

Here's how they were first published, in The New Republic

What Robert Burns Would Have Made of Scottish Independence
Robert Burns helped to forge a pride of place that has become a reservoir of national identity
September 19, 2014

The poet helped forge Scotland's national identity.

Remembering the Ceasefire
September 17, 2014

enjoyed being happy. I enjoyed...

Dylan Thomas Is The Quintessential Poet for Adolescence
But that's not all he was
August 08, 2014

A new biography busts the myths around the Welsh poet

'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-...

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