December 16, 2014

Patterns of Poetic Revolution

By Amit Majmudar

  One of the most famous lines in English poetry about poetry is Moore’s “I, too, dislike it.” The interesting thing is just how much the best poets, historically, have […]

January 19, 2014

Anne Sexton and Poetic Atavism

By Amit Majmudar

  Rereading the Collected Poems of Anne Sexton, she seems to me to have become, over her career, the least “Confessional” of the poets given that label. Apparently she suffered […]

August 28, 2012

Short Takes: Dickinson in the Digital Age

By Andrew David King

“Mad people = people who stand alone + burn,” wrote Susan Sontag in her journals. “I’m attracted to them because they give me permission to do the same.” Read some […]