November 16, 2017

A Brief Measure of Richard Wilbur

By John Poch

I noticed that several poets the other day, responding to the latest National Book Award longlist, declared our era a “golden age” of poetry. With the death of Richard Wilbur […]

April 19, 2017

When Students Become Teachers

By Douglas Ray

Recently an essay by a student at the school where I teach was named one of sixteen finalists in the Facing History and Ourselves essay contest. I had given him […]

December 31, 2015

Old Year/New Year: Poems

By Dora Malech

Woody Guthrie: “Woody Guthrie’s 1943 “New Years Rulin’s.” Found in one of his journals dated January 1st, 1943.” — woodieguthrie.org * Naomi Shihab Nye: Burning the Old Year Letters swallow […]

December 22, 2015

Children’s Poetry: Four Short Takes

By Derek Mong

With just a few days until America’s bookstores close their doors and count their pennies, I thought it best to condense my final recommendations for children’s poetry. Here are four […]