Poems to mark a new, fragile season
Danez Smith and Brian Russell examine how we label acts of violence, and the power of poetry to connect the political with the deeply personal.
On two recent, complicated love poems
Lola Ridge's poetry of social protest
Hannah Gamble and Roger Reeves talk about girlhood and growing up in the Pentecostal Church.
Remembering and celebrating some of the poets who died in 2015
Robert Hayden's harrowing narrative poem on the slave trade
Erika L. Snchez and Jacob Saenz talk about sex in music and poetry.
James Merrill envisions the figure of the artist through the ears of a dog
Franny Choi and Saeed Jones blend poetry and culture.
Looking back at Robert Creeley'sI Know a Man
Yehuda Amichai's poetry in translation, 15 years after death
The devastation of Hurricane Katrina remembered in poems
Inviting classroom fun through songs and speeches
Poems by Anna Akhmatova set to music by Iris DeMent
A look at Paul Celan's later poems
Two diverging views of the 4th of July
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