February 16, 2016

Life of a Poem, Part II

By Dora Malech

In my last post, I spent some time with the first line of George Starbuck’s poem “Of Late.” “‘Stephen Smith, University of Iowa sophomore, burned what he said was his […]

February 12, 2016

Life of a Poem Part I: The First Line

By Dora Malech

For a long time, the poem I have wanted to write has been George Starbuck’s “Of Late.” The yearning to want to write what someone else has already written is […]

July 10, 2010

July 10: Clerihew Day

By Cody Walker

It’s possible — OK, likely — that my life as an even semi-serious poet was ruined by Edmund Clerihew Bentley. Because once I started writing clerihews, once I started concocting […]