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A poem a day, every day in April, in honor of National Poetry Month.
On joy, pain, and a trick for overcoming writer's block
Poems know what we will feel before we do. That’s why we need them.
Poet D. A. Powell on lowercasing "aids" and surviving a plague.
D. A. Powell, Tadeusz Dąbrowski
A new translation of the Aeneid revives its power as a spoken text.
A new anthology creates a new canon of innovative Latin@ writing
Dawn Lundy Martin discusses the impact of history on the poetic body.
M. NourbeSe Philip combs history for the black American experience.
Carina del Valle Schorske
In art, formal innovation versus identity politics.
David Micah Greenberg
The literal and metaphorical shapeshifting of the female body.
Alejandra Pizarnik’s poetry finally gets the English translation it deserves.
The past-due revival of Lola Ridge: poet, editor, feminist, and political activist.
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Joseph J. Fischel
William E. Scheuerman
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