A Political and Literary Forum
Marking a moment of rupture, summoning the collective strength found in the language of poetry.
On the poems of Alice Oswald.
As questions about Neruda's death linger, a lost archive of unpublished poems, hidden amongst his notebooks, has surfaced.
Poetry is a counterattack.
Since when has poetry been without politics? Benjamin Hollander reviews Out of Print by Julien Poirier.
No poet captures the feeling of political failure—of having lost an unfair fight—like W. B. Yeats.
New poetry from Aracelis Girmay, Magdalena Zurawki, Liu Xia, John Wilkinson, and Ruth Madievsky.
Matt Donovan talks about his new book of essays on disasters and his upcoming opera about the Winchester Mystery House.
Matt Donovan, Dana Levin
Exploring the complexity of being a Latinx woman in contemporary America.
Analicia Sotelo, David Tomas Martinez
Daniel Borzutzky and Solmaz Sharif explore the poetics of war and exile, pushing the boundaries of a national literature.
Stephen Burt talks with Monica Youn about her book ‘Blackacre,’ longlisted for the National Book Award.
Stephanie Burt, Monica Youn
Poet Max Ritvo, who was 25 when he died in August, talks about music and revision in an interview conducted shortly before his death.
Elizabeth Metzger, Max Ritvo
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