Poetry

Poets

Lyn Hejinian’s Counterlife

Lyn Hejinian’s Counterlife Lyn Hejinian’s Counterlife

The pioneering poet expanded the possibilities of both poetry and autobiographical writing.

Books & the Arts / Ryan Ruby

“The Poor Poet,” a painting by Carl Spitzweg (1808–1885).

Ben Lerner, Personal Poet Ben Lerner, Personal Poet

In his first collection of verse in over a decade, he applies the lessons of his successful, self-conscious prose.

Books & the Arts / David Schurman Wallace

An Urgent Witness, Not a Passive Bystander, to Climate Catastrophe

An Urgent Witness, Not a Passive Bystander, to Climate Catastrophe An Urgent Witness, Not a Passive Bystander, to Climate Catastrophe

Conversations with Jane Hirshfield, poet of the present moment.

Feature / Wen Stephenson

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More Poems

Nation Poetry

To Little Black Girls, Risking FlowerA Double Golden Shovel To Little Black Girls, Risking Flower”A Double Golden Shovel”

Mar 29, 2024 / no-paywall / Patricia Smith

Nation Poetry

Remembering a honeymoon hike near Drakes Bay, California, while I cook our dinner at the feet of Colorado’s Front Range Remembering a honeymoon hike near Drakes Bay, California, while I cook our dinner at the feet of Colorado’s Front Range

Mar 27, 2024 / no-paywall / Camille T. Dungy

Nation Poetry

Walking the Land Walking the Land

Mar 25, 2024 / no-paywall / Paul Guest

Nation Poetry

A Portrait of the Artist as I Hate You A Portrait of the Artist as I Hate You

Mar 12, 2024 / Books & the Arts / Christopher Spaide

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