Whose Words These Are
Our series on poetry in our time: where does it come from? and where is it going?
Geoff Dyer — everyman’s essayist on everything, from D. H. Lawrence’s poetry to photography to his his haircuts to travels in Cambodia — is setting an example here of how to “have it all” aesthetically.
As revolution flares anew in Cairo's Tahrir Square, ecstasy and the deepest sadness and remembered pain are all in the mix...
Harold Bloom explains anew "The Anxiety of Influence" among poets: it's what Mickey Mantle experienced in Joe DiMaggio's Yankee centerfield.
Poet and teacher Anna West is showing us how performance can be a bridge between high school students and poetry.
Slam poet Alex Charalambides performs and discusses his work, leading up to the Massachusetts Poetry Festival.
January O'Neil's poetry is about "everywoman" themes: parents, children, food, sex, femaleness and race.
C. D. Wright, poetry's offbeat oracle of the Arkansas Ozarks, is reading from her semi-documentary history of a small-town's civil rights trial.
Christian Wiman didn’t plan it this way but his poetry is now entwined with his grave illness and his engagement with God and faith.
Lydia Davis writes the shortest, most shrewdly honed and poetic stories in the language -- portraits of a modern mind in overdrive.
Rainer Maria Rilke resurfaces in conversation with translator Damion Searls as a poet, like Walt Whitman, for all time and all readers.