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Poetry news and analysis from The Nation
March 28, 2018
Coming to Terms With Ezra Pound’s Politics
What is the relationship between Pound’s fascism and his poetry?
March 21, 2018
Today’s Life and War
From above, there are no souls, only bodies, but they are seen as hollow forms, moving the way atoms do in the universe — unseen.
March 14, 2018
John Ashbery’s Day Job
The poet as art critic.
March 8, 2018
Letters From the April 2, 2018, Issue
No magazine is an island… Never mind Armageddon… Executive dysfunction… Behold the nothing that is…
February 15, 2018
The alt-R&B of Rhye
Despite all of the sex baked into
, the album is striking for the sense of solitude that lurks beneath its surface.
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December 12, 2017
The Harasser’s Apology
November 15, 2017
Between the News and a Prayer
Danez Smith’s poetry bends language to hope for the possibility of a better world.
David B. Hobbs
October 19, 2017
The Loneliness of Elizabeth Bishop
Using antique verse structures to expose and heal her personal wounds, the poet often hid in plain sight.
August 7, 2017
‘The Nation’ Names Steph Burt and Carmen Giménez Smith Poetry Editors
Burt and Smith take over stewardship of the magazine’s storied poetry section.
July 6, 2017
The Poet in James Comey’s Soul
The G-man as bard.