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The author of Moby Dick is best known for his novels, but he devoted the second half of his life to writing poetry. What can a new Complete Poems teach us about his place in the canon of American letters?
Congratulations to C. X. Hua!
As news leaks of India’s forced communications blackout in Kashmir, the work of poet Agha Shahid Ali is tragically timely—both its depiction of Kashmiri suffering and the poet’s attempt to imagine a better future for his home.
On the poet’s bicentennial, we will see praise for his political idealism and gauzy reclamations of him as an LGBT ancestor. But it remains difficult to talk about the connection he saw between patriotism and his love of young men.
The work of Haitian-Dominican poet Jacques Viau Renaud recalls a time when the two sides of the Caribbean island were united by their visions for an equal society.
A radical revisioning of our creative writing programs.
Poets, philosophers, playwrights.
These poems are urgent calls for rethinking our place on an imperiled planet.
A foray into four famous poems.
Brenda Hillman paves the way for an ecological occult.
On Frederick Turner’s epics.
Once in Blockadia
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