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Poetry

Poetry news and analysis from The Nation



  • July 13, 2000

    The Speed of Poetry

    When I visit the Poetry Publication Showcase, an annual display of the year’s new poetry books at Poets House in Manhattan, I feel as if I’ve been granted a precious audience with Poetry itself.

    Jan Clausen

  • April 13, 2000

    Poetry

    After Troy

    Not quite putting on what little power or knowledge
    pigeons lay claim to, she nonetheless bids them come.
    Launched off cornices,

    Various Contributors

  • November 18, 1999

    1999 Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize

    The Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize of $10,000, awarded annually for the most outstanding book of poems published in the United States by an American, is administered mutually by the A">

    The Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize of $10,000, awarded annually for the most outstanding book of poems published in the United States by an American, is administered mutually by the A

    Marilyn Hacker

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  • October 28, 1999

    Slouching to the Ouija Board

    “Does the imagination dwell the most/Upon a woman won or woman lost?” Yeats asked. For most of his readers and biographers, the answer has been clear: a woman lost.

    Benjamin Kunkel

  • June 3, 1999

    Mouth of the Dying Day

    W.H. Auden observed that biographies “are always superfluous and usually in bad taste,” but Edward Mendelson’s book on him, Later Auden, is neither.

    Grace Schulman

  • May 13, 1999

    Borges in Another Métier

    With Pablo Neruda and Alejo Carpentier, Jorge Luis Borges set in motion the wave of astonishing writing that has given Latin American literature its high place in our time.

    Jay Parini

  • March 11, 1999

    Montale as Couplet

    The publication of Jonathan Galassi’s translation and meticulous annotation of Eugenio Montale’s Collected Poems, 1920-1954 has been justifiably celebrated on both sides of the Atl

    Michael Mewshaw

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