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Timeless stories from our 170-year archive handpicked to speak to the news of the day.
Reflections on harm in language and the trouble with Whitman
Tongo Eisen-Martin’s poems are echo chambers of vernaculars and unofficial languages. He both registers the damage caused by systemic racism and evinces—and by his work extends—the rich modes of resistance…
The formal accomplishment of Michael Palmer’s poetry is in tension with one of his recurrent themes: the limits and slippages of language. A poem dedicated to the trumpeter and composer…
The innovations of A.R. Ammons
Or, The decline of American verse
The sinister charm of Frederick Seidel
Robert Frost, Monster.com, and the anxiety of affluence
Five poets dine out on verse