Plagiarism: What Writers Need to Know

Plagiarism: What Writers Need to Know

In order to write, poets, novelists, and other authors don’t simply need a pen and paper—they also need inspiration. In fact, much of writers’ inspiration comes from the work of other writers, but they must be careful that any of their efforts to pay homage to their...
A More Inclusive Study of Poetry

A More Inclusive Study of Poetry

Today, poetry is alive and well. Leading newspapers frequently publish poems and devote entire sections to the discussion and review of the latest collections; the public, as it always has, turns to poetry for solace or to make sense of uncertain times; thousands of...
Remembering Derek Walcott

Remembering Derek Walcott

Saint Lucia is a tiny island in the Caribbean with a history and culture that are much larger than its mere geographic area. For Derek Walcott, a poet and proud Saint Lucian, the history and the culture of his home–his island–were at the core of all his...

The Best New Poetry Collections of 2017

What better way to celebrate the arrival of Spring than by spending some time outside, armed with a cool drink and a book of poetry? While there’s nothing wrong with revisiting a favorite collection or author, if you want to explore some new volumes of poetry, take a...

Do Translators Deserve Royalties?

There is no culture, past or present, that has a monopoly on poetic achievement. From Ancient Greece to India and now to the United States, wherever and whenever people have been able to hold a pen or raise up their voices, they have done so to create and share...