Ange Mlinko, the recipient of the Randall Jarrell Award in Poetry Criticism from the Poetry Foundation, teaches in the creative writing program of the University of Houston. Her most recent book of poems is Shoulder Season.
Has any book had a greater influence on the English language than the Bible?
How much does language tell us what to see, and hence what to think?
How and why do we use things like codes, jokes and slang to mask our meanings?
Revisiting an enduring guide to battered ornaments, elegant variations and Gr8 Db8s.
Nothing is simple in the poems of James Schuyler, not even the formal austerity of looking out a window.
A rock bottom, a bottom line, a body in extremis all make the poems of Graham Foust quaver and reel.
In the history of reading, does progress hinge on the weird, obsolete or eccentric among us?
The Historical Thesaurus of the Oxford English Dictionary is a reserve set aside for thinking about the categorical inferiority of destruction to creation.