She’s So Heavy She’s So Heavy

In 1981 Carolyn Forché published a slim collection of verse, her second, titled The Country Between Us.

May 22, 2003 / Books & the Arts / Meghan O’Rourke

Dead Poets Society Dead Poets Society

It is agonizingly difficult to write about one's hometown as it drowns in flames and suffocates with smoke.

May 8, 2003 / Books & the Arts / Sinan Antoon

Discovery/The Nation ’03 Prizewinners Discovery/The Nation ’03 Prizewinners

The Nation announces the winners of Discovery/The Nation, the Joan Leiman Jacobson Poetry Prize of the Unterberg Poetry Center, 92nd Street Y.

May 1, 2003 / Books & the Arts / Various Contributors

The Revell Variations The Revell Variations

How much, in just twenty years, Donald Revell has changed! From the Abandoned Cities (1983), his debut volume, included a villanelle, a sestina, rhymed sonnets and meditative t...

Apr 24, 2003 / Books & the Arts / Stephen Burt

The Little Mermaid’s Fortune-Teller The Little Mermaid’s Fortune-Teller

Refracted through your tide-washed hours, this prince drifts through algid brine, kelp-wound: his ship has foundered in your sky. For his sake you discover land, build

Apr 10, 2003 / Books & the Arts / Reginald Shepherd

To the Unfinished To the Unfinished

Clear eminence without whom I would be nothing oh great provision never seen barely acknowledged even wished away

Mar 27, 2003 / Books & the Arts / W.S. Merwin

Poets Against the War Poets Against the War

Here The Nation presents a few of the works posted on "Poets Against the War," (www.poetsagainstthewar.org), the website set up by Sam Hamill, poet and editor, when he ca...

Feb 19, 2003 / Books & the Arts / Alfred Corn, Sam Hamill, W.S. Merwin, Maxine Kumin, and Rita Dove

Poetry Makes Nothing Happen? Ask Laura Bush Poetry Makes Nothing Happen? Ask Laura Bush

So Laura Bush will not, after all, be discussing the works of Emily Dickinson, Walt Whitman and Langston Hughes with a selected group of American poets at the White House on Fe...

Feb 6, 2003 / Books & the Arts / Katha Pollitt

The Rest of Love The Rest of Love

The hive is for where the honey was. Was findable there, then not. Sometimes, I think I dreamed it, or I am saying it like a thing

Jan 16, 2003 / Books & the Arts / Carl Phillips

Frederick Seidel of St. Louis Frederick Seidel of St. Louis

Frederick Seidel of St. Louis, Missouri, is probably the last American decadent--certainly he is the most distinguished.

Dec 12, 2002 / Books & the Arts / Robyn Creswell