By Lorraine Berry 24 min read
In honor of the art form, we're serving up a list of poets whose work offers a marriage of ideas and the exploration of language to the 2017 reader.
By Rodney Jones 4 min read
When a poet starts to write something like fiction, it is a long climb. Giving up first-person point of view is the first step, and a hard one.
By Tom Blunt 3 min read
A long-lost manuscript from the poet Hafiz, a new take on the U.S. Senate's torture report, and more. Get it all here in your Daily Blunt.
By Nathan Gelgud 3 min read
On the occasion of W.H. Auden's 110th birthday, we've illustrated one of the poet's most powerful works: "Funeral Blues," or "Stop all the Clocks."
By Nathan Gelgud 2 min read
Hughes’s poem is about the illusion of ideals like freedom and liberty for black Americans, but it’s just as useful when applied to the events of today.
By Keith Rice 9 min read
In the kickoff to our new series, we've curated essential reading - fiction and nonfiction, by Syrians and non-Syrians, to understand this war-torn country.