January 27, 2018

American Sonnets (Part XII: Precursors)

By Dora Malech

[Continued from “American Sonnets (Part XI: Insistence)”] Terrance Hayes ended a 2006 post for Harriet, the Poetry Foundation blog, by writing that “it is possible to value two very different things at […]

January 20, 2018

Interview with Andrew Seguin

By Jeff Alessandrelli

Combining the poetic, photographic and historic, Andrew Seguin’s collection The Room In Which I Work (winner of the 2015 Omnidawn Open Book Contest) is immersive on a variety of different […]

January 3, 2018

Thinking of Wallace Stevens in Winter

By Caroline Hagood

A snowy morning seems the perfect time to revisit two Wallace Stevens winter-snow-philosophy poems that have lived inside me since I first read them years ago, “Thirteen Ways of Looking […]

February 23, 2015

Rotten, Rotten, Rotten

By Cody Walker

We’re seven weeks into the winter semester—and my students have written some terrible poems. It’s OK; I’ve asked them to. We’ve been reading W. D. Snodgrass’s De/Compositions: 101 Good Poems […]

November 28, 2013

More Life

By Cody Walker

One of my daughters turns ten today. I’m not sure how much we’ll celebrate, seeing that it’s also Thanksgiving and the first day of Chanukah. Still, ten feels important—it’s the […]

January 18, 2012

Mind of Winter

By Joseph Campana

If anyone has one, a mind of winter, it’s Tomas Tranströmer. I’ve been thinking about his poems lately, how each seems to place the reader in a crystalline picture frame […]