April 5, 2012

Mix Tape: Billy Collins and a Talking Dog

By Maggie Smith

Billy Collins plays himself in a PBS cartoon—one about a talking dog—to celebrate National Poetry Month. But if talking dogs and former poet laureates aren’t your bag, the Academy of […]

January 26, 2012

Mix Tape: Cursed Poets

By Maggie Smith

What does it mean to “be a poet”? Philip Larkin “didn’t give readings or lectures, was never a poet-in-residence at a university, never taught, rarely gave interviews, generally stayed away […]