June 10, 2019

Poetry for People Who Hate Poetry – June

By Dave Lucas

But does poetry actually change anything? Does it need to? Maybe poets are, as Percy Bysshe Shelley writes, “the unacknowledged legislators of the world.” Or maybe W.H. Auden is right that […]

September 6, 2011

Short Takes: Crying and Laughing, or Both

By Andrew David King

A kind of poetic justice, in which an Ottawa prosecutor’s rhyme helped to convict an impaired driver in court. Plugged into Google Correlate (a tool which lets you free-draw graph […]

July 1, 2011

A Divagation on the Self-Portrait

By Jake Adam York

It’s hard for me to come to a poem like Adam Zagajewski’s “Self-Portrait” (included in the latest issue of The Kenyon Review) without thinking of those lines from Charles Wright’s […]